How to format your references using the Bone Marrow Transplantation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Bone 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
Glikson A. Comment on ‘Bedout: a possible end-Permian impact crater offshore of Northwestern Australia’. Science 2004; 306: 613; author reply 613.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pizzarello S, Weber AL. Prebiotic amino acids as asymmetric catalysts. Science 2004; 303: 1151.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rulifson EJ, Kim SK, Nusse R. Ablation of insulin-producing neurons in flies: growth and diabetic phenotypes. Science 2002; 296: 1118–1120.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Bell R, Duke AA, Gilmore PE, Page D, Bègue L. Anxiolytic-like effects observed in rats exposed to the elevated zero-maze following treatment with 5-HT2/5-HT3/5-HT4 ligands. Sci Rep 2014; 4: 3881.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Al-Shuhail AA, Al-Dossary SA, Mousa WA. Seismic Data Interpretation using Digital Image Processing. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2017.
An edited book
Yamazaki H (ed.). Fifty Years of Cytochrome P450 Research. Springer Japan: Tokyo, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Blaum K, Beck D, Breitenfeldt M, George S, Herfurth F, Herlert A et al. Penning trap mass spectrometry for nuclear structure studies. In: Błaszczak Z, Markov B, Marinova K (eds). LASER 2006: Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Application of Lasers in Atomic Nuclei Research “Nuclear Ground and Isometric State Properties” (LASER 2006) held in Poznán, Poland, 29 May–1 June 2006. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007, pp 83–91.

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 Bone Marrow Transplantation.

Blog post
Taub B. Common Mouthwash Could Potentially Cure Gonorrhoea. IFLScience. 2016. (accessed 30 Oct2018).


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. No Child Left Behind Act: Education Actions May Help Improve Implementation and Evaluation of Supplemental Educational Services. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 2007.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Fearrington ND. The relationship between fathers’ pre -natal involvement with the mother and post -natal involvement with the child(ren). 2008.

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
Feeney K. Home-Style Colombian. New York Times. 2008; : 14NJ9.

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 titleBone Marrow Transplantation
ISSN (online)1476-5365

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