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AMA Citing Tips: AMA format

A brief guide to citing AMA style
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11th edition American Medical Association (AMA ) Manual of Style

SOURCE:   AMA Manual of Style Section 3:4  References :

Pay attention to the italics, and the use of a period each time to separate the author information from the publishing information in a 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to Books, Complete Data; 3.15, Electronic References; and 3.13.9, Special Materials, Meeting Presentations and Other Unpublished Material)

source AMA section 3.11

A journal article includes the following:

■ Authors’ surnames and initials (the names of all authors should be given unless there are more than 6, in which case the names of the first 3 authors are used, followed by “et al”)

■ Title of article and subtitle, if any

■ Abbreviated name of journal (see 13.10, Abbreviations, Names of Journals)

■ Year (or online publication date [month and day, year] if article is published online first and has yet to appear in a paginated issue or is published in an online-only journal)

■ Volume number

■ Issue number

■ Part or supplement number, when pertinent

■ Location (page[s] or e-locator)

■ DOI (if supplied)

            source: AMA section 3.12                                            

A  book includes the following:

■ Chapter authors’ surnames and initials (the names of all authors should be given unless there are more than 6, in which case the names of the first 3 authors are used, followed by “et al”)

■ Chapter title (when cited)

■ Book authors’ and/or editors’ (and translator, if any) surnames and initials (the names of all authors should be given unless there are more than 6, in which case the names of the first 3 authors are used, followed by “et al”)

■ Title of book and subtitle, if any

■ Volume number and volume title, when there is more than 1 volume

■ Edition number (do not indicate first edition)

■ Name of publisher

■ Year of copyright

■ Page numbers, when specific pages are cited

General Info

The 11th edition of the AMA Manual of style was created by the American Medical Association for the health, medical and scientific fields. 

Basic citing format of AMA  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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