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AMA Citing Tips: What to expect

A brief guide to citing AMA style
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Citation Formats

  1. Citing information varies slightly for online and print journals, books, websites, media , etc..  
  2. Use the table of contents to find specific instructions in the AMA style manual. 
  3. PAY ATTENTION TO punctuation, periods, commas, and italics.

SOURCE:   AMA Section 3:4 Minimum Acceptable Data for References.    Pay attention to layout/format of the citation

Journal articles

Print:

Author(s). Article title. Abbreviated Journal Name. Year;vol(issue No.):inclusive pages.

Online:

Authors(s). Article title. Abbreviated Journal Name. Publication date. inclusive pages DOI, if provided

Books

Print:

Author(s). Book Title. Edition number (if it is the second edition or later). Publisher’s name; copyright year.

Online:

Author(s). Book Title. Edition number (if it is the second edition or later). Publisher’s name; copyright year. Accessed [date]. URL (or DOI, if provided; see note below)

Website

Author (or, if no author is available, the name of the organization responsible for the site). Title (or, if no title is available, the name of the organization responsible for the site). Name of the website. Published [date]. Updated [date]. Accessed [date]. URL

 (see 3.11.1, References to Journal Articles, Complete Data; 3.12.1, References to Books, Complete Data; 3.15, Electronic References; and 3.13.9, Special Materials, Meeting Presentations and Other Unpublished Material)

General Info

The 11th edition of the AMA style manual was created by the American Medical Association for the health, 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 DOI preferably or the URL with 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. Reference citing is found in Section 3 in the AMA manual

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