How to format your references using the Bangladesh Journal of Child Health citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Bangladesh Journal of Child Health. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Siegel JM. Evolution. Suppression of sleep for mating. Science. 2012 Sep 28;337(6102):1610–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chen J, Novick RP. Phage-mediated intergeneric transfer of toxin genes. Science. 2009 Jan 2;323(5910):139–41.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hermans TM, Frauenrath H, Stellacci F. Materials science. Droplets out of equilibrium. Science. 2013 Jul 19;341(6143):243–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Miller-Jensen K, Janes KA, Brugge JS, Lauffenburger DA. Common effector processing mediates cell-specific responses to stimuli. Nature. 2007 Aug 2;448(7153):604–8.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
McGrath AE. Darwinism and the Divine. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2011.
An edited book
Fathi M, Holland A, Ansari F, Weber C, editors. Integrated Systems, Design and Technology 2010: Knowledge Transfer in New Technologies. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. XII, 358 p. 195 illus., 121 illus. in color.
A chapter in an edited book
Zhang Q, Zhang Q, Long G, Zhang P, Zhang C. Exploring Heterogeneous Product Networks for Discovering Collective Marketing Hyping Behavior. In: Bailey J, Khan L, Washio T, Dobbie G, Huang JZ, Wang R, editors. Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining: 20th Pacific-Asia Conference, PAKDD 2016, Auckland, New Zealand, April 19-22, 2016, Proceedings, Part I. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 40–51. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Bangladesh Journal of Child Health.

Blog post
Andrew E. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Despite Decades Of Deforestation, The Earth Is Getting Greener. Available from:


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office. Joint Strike Fighter: Restructuring Places Program on Firmer Footing, but Progress Is Still Lagging. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2011 May. Report No.: GAO-11-677T.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Sanchez M. For imagination and love – The permanence of the Mexican father who fathers at a distance [Doctoral dissertation]. [Chapel Hill, NC]: University of North Carolina; 2012.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Prochnik G. City of Earthy Delights. New York Times. 2009 Dec 13;WK10.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (1).
This sentence cites two references (1,2).
This sentence cites four references (1–4).

About the journal

Full journal titleBangladesh Journal of Child Health
AbbreviationBanglad. J. Child Health
ISSN (print)0257-3490

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