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AMA Style Manual: Introduction

A brief guide to citing AMA style
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General Info

The 10th edition of the AMA style manual was created by the American Medical Association for the medical and scientific fields.  Basic characteristics of AMA to keep in mind are:

  1. Most references contain 3 main parts : author(s), title, and publisher information.
  2. Online sources are cited the same as print with the addition of a URL and the access date at the citation's end.
  3. In text citations are noted with a superscript with the corresponding number in the list of references
  4. The references list is organized numerically in the order as it appears in the text.
  5. The purpose of thiis guide is to provide only example citations with links for further instruction in the AMA official manual  which you can access here. (NOTE: No login is required at this link).
  6. Reference citing is found in Section 3 in the AMA manual

Citation Formats

Citing information varies slightly for online and print journals/books.   Consult the specific section in the AMA style manual for further information.  An outline of what is expected is provided below as a quick reference.

Journals :

(Print) > Author(s). Article title. Journal Name. Year; vol(Iss. No.): inclusive pages

(Online) >  Author(s). Article title. Journal Name. Year; vol(Iss. No.): inclusive pages. Url. Access Date.

Books :

(Print) > Author(s). Book Title. Edition number (if 2nd or above). City, State (or Country) of publisher. Publisher; copyright year.

(Online) >  Author(s). Book Title. Edition number (if 2nd or above). City, State (or Country) of publisher. Publisher; copyright year. Url. Access Date.

Websites :

Author (or site owner if none available). Title (or site owner if none available). Name of Site. URL. Access Date.

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