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
Kay RF. Anthropology. New World monkey origins. Science. 2015 Mar 6;347(6226):1068–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Luoto TP, Nevalainen L. Long-term water temperature reconstructions from mountain lakes with different catchment and morphometric features. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2488.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yin Q, Jacobsen SB, Yamashita K. Diverse supernova sources of pre-solar material inferred from molybdenum isotopes in meteorites. Nature. 2002 Feb 21;415(6874):881–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Hidalgo Carcedo C, Bonazzi M, Spanò S, Turacchio G, Colanzi A, Luini A, et al. Mitotic Golgi partitioning is driven by the membrane-fissioning protein CtBP3/BARS. Science. 2004 Jul 2;305(5680):93–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stanoyevitch A. Introduction to Numerical Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations Using MATLAB®. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2004.
An edited book
Gray A, Jeffery K, Shao J, editors. Sharing Data, Information and Knowledge: 25th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 25, Cardiff, UK, July 7-10, 2008. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008. XI, 296 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 5071).
A chapter in an edited book
Gregory S. Finding Overlapping Communities Using Disjoint Community Detection Algorithms. In: Fortunato S, Mangioni G, Menezes R, Nicosia V, editors. Complex Networks: Results of the 2009 International Workshop on Complex Networks (CompleNet 2009). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009. p. 47–61. (Kacprzyk J, editor. Studies in Computational Intelligence).

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 D. Solar Prominence Looks Just Like The Eiffel Tower [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. 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. Federal Trade Commission: Information on Proposed Regional Restructuring Effort. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999 Feb. Report No.: GGD-99-25.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Ackerman GL. Information technology in the K–12 classroom: Curriculum and instruction reflecting emerging capacity and paradigms [Doctoral dissertation]. [Scottsdale, AZ]: Northcentral University; 2009.

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
Vecsey G. In Showdown, Sure Hands And Shaky Ones. New York Times. 2010 Jun 13;SP1.

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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