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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Padian K. Darwin’s enduring legacy. Nature. 2008;451(7179):632-634.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Gerst A, Savage MK. Seismic anisotropy beneath Ruapehu volcano: a possible eruption forecasting tool. Science. 2004;306(5701):1543-1547.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Bustamante C, Bryant Z, Smith SB. Ten years of tension: single-molecule DNA mechanics. Nature. 2003;421(6921):423-427.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Prakriya M, Feske S, Gwack Y, Srikanth S, Rao A, Hogan PG. Orai1 is an essential pore subunit of the CRAC channel. Nature. 2006;443(7108):230-233.

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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Sóbester A, Forrester AIJ. Aircraft Aerodynamic Design. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
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Evens AM, Blum KA, eds. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Pathology, Imaging, and Current Therapy. Vol 165. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
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Vychytilova-Faltejskova P, Slaby O. Circulating Blood-Borne microRNAs as Biomarkers in Solid Tumors. In: Igaz P, ed. Circulating MicroRNAs in Disease Diagnostics and Their Potential Biological Relevance. Experientia Supplementum. Basel: Springer; 2015:75-122.

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. Newly Discovered Octopus Is So Darn Cute It Could Be Officially Named “Adorable.” IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/cute-octopus-could-be-officially-named-adorable0/. Published June 22, 2015. Accessed October 30, 2018.

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. Battlefield Automation: Better Justification and Testing Needed for Common Computer Acquisition. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1987.

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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Liu C. Regulatory functions of the actin cytoskeleton in B cell receptor signaling. 2013.

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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Kelly S. Annie, Get Your Calculator. New York Times. October 17, 2004:146.

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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