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
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Friedman J. Douglas Coleman (1931-2014). Nature. 2014 May 29;509(7502):564.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Bauer S, Hoye BJ. Migratory animals couple biodiversity and ecosystem functioning worldwide. Science. 2014 Apr 4;344(6179):1242552.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Sadqi M, Fushman D, Muñoz V. Atom-by-atom analysis of global downhill protein folding. Nature. 2006 Jul 20;442(7100):317–21.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Hart RJ, Lawres L, Fritzen E, Ben Mamoun C, Aly ASI. Plasmodium yoelii vitamin B5 pantothenate transporter candidate is essential for parasite transmission to the mosquito. Sci Rep. 2014 Jul 11;4:5665.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Prud’homme R. Flows and Chemical Reactions. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
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Bacardit J, Browne W, Drugowitsch J, Bernadó-Mansilla E, Butz MV, editors. Learning Classifier Systems: 11th International Workshop, IWLCS 2008, Atlanta, GA, USA, July 13, 2008, and 12th International Workshop, IWLCS 2009, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 9, 2009, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. X, 199 p. 55 illus., 27 illus. in color. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 6471).
A chapter in an edited book
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Kant R, Bhuyan PM, Joshi SN. Experimental Studies on TGM and BM Dominated Curvilinear Laser Bending of Aluminum Alloy Sheets. In: Joshi SN, Dixit US, editors. Lasers Based Manufacturing: 5th International and 26th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference, AIMTDR 2014. New Delhi: Springer India; 2015. p. 69–91. (Topics in Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering).

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
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Carpineti A. Astronomers Have Learned Some Pretty Crucial Things About Very Young Stars [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/astronomers-have-learned-some-pretty-crucial-things-about-very-young-stars/

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office. 2010 Census: Key Enumeration Activities Are Moving Forward, but Information Technology Systems Remain a Concern. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010 Feb. Report No.: GAO-10-430T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Liburd-Shaddai JL. The experiences of remedial instructors at one urban community college: A case study [Doctoral dissertation]. [Minneapolis, MN]: Capella University; 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
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Oestreich JR. After the Deluge, Going On With the Show. New York Times. 2017 Oct 23;C6.

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
Scope

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