This topic guide is intended to just serve as a set of guidelines. Please check with your professor for specific requirements for your citations.
You can find the abbreviation of a journal title by searching the title on the NIH website.
Type in your Journal Title and then click search.
The abbreviation will be listed after the authors.
Pay close attention to punctuation use in the examples – including case, italics, the order of dates and spaces.
1. Author(s). Article title: subtitle. Journal Abbreviation. Year;vol(issue no.):inclusive pages. DOI
A DOI is preferable to a URL if one is available. No accessed date is required for the DOI because it is a permanent identifier.
2. Author(s). Article title: subtitle. Journal Abbreviation. Year;vol(issue no.):inclusive pages. Accessed date. URL
Print journal article
3. Author(s). Article title: subtitle. Journal Abbreviation. Year;vol(issue no.):inclusive pages.
Books (whole books)
AMA Style is a variation of the Vancouver system that is used by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and other publications by the AMA. We are currently following the 11th edition of the AMA style guide.
AMA is a documentary-note style, which means you put a number in your text to cite sources of information and the reference list is in numerical order.
In text citations are in superscript1 and in order of citation (the first citation is 1 the next is 2). If you use the same source again, you keep the same number (the source you used for the first citation is always 1, even if you use it again after 6).
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