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Citation Help: AMA

Information on properly citing research.

AMA Manual of Style

What is AMA Style?

The American Medication Association Manual of Style outlines rules for formatting and citing your academic work in the medical field. 

For more information and examples see the Purdue OWL.


  1. Book:

    Boyd B, Basic C, Bethem R, eds. Trace Quantitative Analysis by Mass Spectrometry. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons; 2004.

    Brownson, RC. Evidence-based Public Health. 2nd ed. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press; 2011.

    Venkat Narayan, KM. Diabetes Public Health: From Data to Policy. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press; 2011.

  2. Book Chapter:

    Guyton JL, Crockarell JR. Fractures of acetabulum and pelvis. In Canale ST, ed. Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby, Inc; 2003:2939-2984.

  3. Online Book:

    Rudolph CD, Rudolph AM. Rudolph's Pediatrics. 21st ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies; 2002. . Accessed August 22, 2007.

  4. Webpage:

    Fast facts. National Osteoporosis Foundation website. Accessed August 27, 2007.

  5. Official organization report published on a webpage:

    Office of Women's Health, California Department of Public Health. California Adolescent Health 2009. Accessed January 5, 2011.

  6. Print journal article with six or fewer authors:

    Janda JM, Abbott SL. The genus Aeromonas: taxonomy, pathogenicity, and infection. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2010;23(1):35-73.

    Kazerouni NN, Currier RJ, Hodgkinson C, Goldman S, Lorey F, Roberson M. Ancillary benefits of prenatal maternal serum screening achieved in the California program. Prenat Diagn. 2010;30 (10):981-987.

  7. Print journal article with more than six authors:

    English PB, Sinclair AH, Ross Z, et al. Environmental health indicators of climate change for the United States: findings from the State Environmental Health Indicator Collaborative. Environ Health Perspect. 2009;117(11):1673-1681.

  8. Online journal article with six or fewer authors; article has a DOI:

    Florez H, Martinez R, Chakra W, Strickman-Stein M, Levis S. Outdoor exercise reduces the risk of hypovitaminosis D in the obese. J Steroid Biochem Mol Bio. 2007;103(3-5):679-681. doi:10.1016 /j.jsbmb.2006.12.032.

  9. Online journal article with more than six authors; article does not have a DOI:

    Siris ES, Miller PD, Barrett-Connor E, et al. Identification and fracture outcomes of undiagnosed low bone mineral density in postmenopausal women: results from the National Osteoporosis Risk Assessment. JAMA. 2001;286(22):2815-2822. /2815. Accessed April 4, 2007.

  10. Journal article with no named author or group name:

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Licensure of a meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menveo) and guidance for use - Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep.2010;59(9):273.

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