How to format your references using the Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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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Ostrom E. A general framework for analyzing sustainability of social-ecological systems. Science. 2009;325(5939):419-422.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Patel AG, Kaufmann SH. Cancer. Targeting bacteria to improve cancer therapy. Science. 2010;330(6005):766-767.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Tomishige M, Klopfenstein DR, Vale RD. Conversion of Unc104/KIF1A kinesin into a processive motor after dimerization. Science. 2002;297(5590):2263-2267.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Sepúlveda J, Wendler JE, Summons RE, Hinrichs K-U. Rapid resurgence of marine productivity after the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction. Science. 2009;326(5949):129-132.

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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Karmakar NC, Kalansuriya P, Azim RE, Koswatta R. Chipless Radio Frequency Identification Reader Signal Processing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2016.
An edited book
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Sessions J, ed. Harvesting Operations in the Tropics. Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
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Rolando A, Di Vita S. Reference Case Studies and Best Practices. In: Rolando A, Di Vita S, eds. From Smart City to Smart Region: Digital Services for an Internet of Places. SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology. Springer International Publishing; 2016:73-91.

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 Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

Blog post
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Andrews R. 16th-Century Church Emerges From Dam Reservoir After Drought. IFLScience. Published February 16, 2017. Accessed October 30, 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/16thcentury-church-emerges-from-dam-reservoir-after-drought/

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. Operations of and Outlook for the Transportation Trust Funds. U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990.

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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Zhu Z. Financial restatements: Implications for management earnings forecasts. Published online 2010.

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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Kenigsberg B. Trudging to Suffrage, On a Swiss Schedule. New York Times. October 26, 2017:C7.

In-text citations

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

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 titleBiology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
AbbreviationBiol. Blood Marrow Transplant.
ISSN (print)1083-8791
ScopeHematology
Transplantation

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