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AMA Citing Tips: Websites

A brief guide to citing AMA style

AMA manual Section 3.15.3 Websites


In citing data from a website, include the following elements, if available, in the order shown:

Authors’ surnames and initials, if given (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”), or name of the group

Title of the specific item cited (if none is given, use the name of the organization responsible for the site)

Name of the website

[Date published]

Updated [date]

Accessed [date]

URL (verify that the link still works as close as possible to publication)


1. International Society for Infectious Diseases. ProMED-mail. Accessed February 10, 2016. http://www.promedmail.org

2. Charlton G. Internal linking for SEO: examples and best practices. SearchEngineWatch. Accessed February 10, 2016. https://searchenginewatch.com/sew/how-to/2428041/internal-linking-for-seo-examples-and-best-practices

3. Zika travel information. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. January 26, 2016. Updated August 11, 2016. Accessed June 18, 2019. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-travel-information

4. Sample size calculation. Grapentine Co Inc. Accessed December 6, 2005. http://www.grapentine.com/calculator.htm

5. Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights & Law Program. American Association for the Advancement of Science. Accessed June 18, 2019. https://www.aaas.org/program/scientific-responsibility-human-rights-law

6. Recommendations for primary care practice. US Preventive Services Task Force. Accessed March 9, 2019. https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/recommendations

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