AMA style was developed by the American Medical Association for the purpose of writing medical research. The Reference List located at the end of the paper contains full citations that correspond to in-text citations, listed numerically by the order of occurrence within the paper. This differs from the alphabetical listingof other common style formats. References are single spaced and left-aligned.
Full citation formatting for common publication types are listed below. For a full list of publication types see AMA Manual of Style, located in Course Reserves in the library.
Author. Article title. Abbreviated Journal Title. Year;vol(issue);pages. URL. Published date. Updated date. Accessed date.
|Format||Author. Title of article. Abbreviated Journal Title. Year;vol(issue):pages. doi.xx.xx or URL|
Lee LM, Ortiz SE, Pavela G, Jennings B. Public health code of ethics: deliberative decision-making and reflective practice. Am J Public Health. 2020;110(4):489-491. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2020.305568 or http://search.proquest.com/docview/2388006330.
|Format||Author(s). Chapter title. In: Editor(s). Book Title. Edition number (if applicable). City, State (or country) of publisher: Publisher’s name; copyright year:pages (if chapter of book) or URL (if ebook)|
De Paz C, Muller M, Munoz Boudet, AM, Gaddis, I. Gender Dimension of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Washington, DC: World Bank; 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/33622.
Author(s). Titleof the specific item cited (if none is given, use the name of the organization responsible for the site). Name of thewebsite. DOI or URL. Date. Accessed date.
Note: Start with Title with no Author(s).
Lustgaren A. How climate change is contributing to skyrocketing rates of infectious disease. ProPublica. https://www.propublica.org/article/climate-infectious-diseases. May 5, 2020. Accessed May 12, 2020.
|Format||Author(if present). Title of video [Video]. Platform of Video. URL. Publication date. Accessed date.|
Face the Nation. Climate Change in the Era of Coronavirus. [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnfR9eidIas. April 22, 2020. Accessed May 12, 2020.
Cite work for any information used to develop ideas, including paraphrasing and direct quotations.
All in-text citations correspond to full reference on separate page at end of paper.
Iverson C. AMA manual of style: A guide for authors and editors. 11thed. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2009.
Find more rules and source forms for reference list and in-text citations at the AMA Guide at Purdue OWL.
Version 1.2 (03/19/21) webpage edition by Greg Bem, Sue Wozniak, and Katherine Kelley. You can download the AMA Quick style Guide as a PDF file.
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