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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Bilkey DK. Neuroscience. In the place space. Science. 2004;305(5688):1245-1246.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Farmer ME, Baran PS. Organic chemistry: A cure for catalyst poisoning. Nature. 2015;524(7564):164-165.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Rohani P, Zhong X, King AA. Contact network structure explains the changing epidemiology of pertussis. Science. 2010;330(6006):982-985.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Osterwalder M, Barozzi I, Tissières V, et al. Enhancer redundancy provides phenotypic robustness in mammalian development. Nature. 2018;554(7691):239-243.

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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Gregory J. Central Counterparties. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
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Lowry SF, Ciocca RG, Rettie CS, Vodarsik M, eds. Learning Surgery: The Surgery Clerkship Manual. Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
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Bernardini D, de la Peña DM, Bemporad A, Frazzoli E. Simultaneous Optimal Control and Discrete Stochastic Sensor Selection. In: Majumdar R, Tabuada P, eds. Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control: 12th International Conference, HSCC 2009, San Francisco, CA, USA, April 13-15, 2009. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer; 2009:61-75.

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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Andrew E. Ocean Warming Leading To Unprecedented Loss of Coral Reefs. IFLScience. Published January 26, 2015. Accessed October 30, 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/ocean-warming-leading-unprecedented-loss-coral-reefs/

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. CETA Programs for Disadvantaged Adults: What Do We Know About Their Enrollees, Services, and Effectiveness. U.S. Government Printing Office; 1982.

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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Lin L-M. Transformation in Chinese Theatre Works’ the Legend of White Snake. 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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Rothenberg B. Mastering the Strings Without Hearing a Sound. New York Times. November 22, 2016:D1.

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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