The American Medical Association Style (AMA)
AMA citation style is used to cite sources in the medical and scientific disciplines. Its current edition is the 10th ed. which was released in 2007 (referenced to on the left menu of this page).
AMA Basic Format Example:
This guide provides quick examples for the most common sources and general notes on reference lists. For further details regarding AMA, refer to these resources:
Book Article or Chapter
Author(s) AA. Article/chapter title. In: Author(s) or Editor(s) AA, ed. Title of book. Publisher city, Publisher state abbreviation: Publisher; Year: inclusive pages.
Lakhan SE,Veira KF. Nutritional therapies for mental disorders. In: Coles L, ed. Functional Foods: The Connection Between Nutrition, Health, and Food Science. Toronto: Apple Academic Press; 2014:91-108.
Author AA. Title of Book. Publisher City, Publisher State Abbreviation: Publisher; Year. URL. Access Date.
Randall, C. Water Economics. Boston, MA: Publications; 2009. ww.netlibrary.com. Accessed 12 November 2009.
Online Journal Articles (DOI)
Author(s) AA. Article Title. Journal Name. year;vol(issue No.);inclusive pages. DOI.
Kitajima TS, Kawashima SA, Watanabe Y. The conservedkinetochoreproteinshugoshin protects centromeric cohesion during meiosis. Nature. 2004;427(6974):510-517. doi:10.1038/nature02312.
Online Journal Articles (URL)
Author(s) AA. Article Title. Journal Name. year;vol(issue No.):inclusive pages. URL. Published [date]. Updated [date]. Accessed [date].
Duchin JS. Can preparedness for biological terrorism save us from pertussis? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004;158(2):106-107. http://archpedi.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/158/2/106. Accessed June 1, 2004.
Scholarly Journal Articles
Author(s) AA. Article Title. Journal Name. year;vol(issue No.):inclusive pages.
Seagle HM, Strain GW, Makris A, Reeves RS.Position of the American Dietetic Association: weight management. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009;109(2):330-346.
Author AA. Title of article. Name of website.Websiteurl. Access month date, year.
DeNoon DJ. FDA Panel Opposes New Type of Diabetes Drug. WebMD Web site. http://diabetes.webmd.com/news/20110719/fda-panel-9-6-no-vote-on-new-typediabetes-drug. Accessed August 19, 2011.
Creator AA. Title of image (if known). Name of website. Website. URL. Published date. Accessed date.
Jin, T. USDA Food Pyramid. Wikimedia Commons. Website. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USDA_Food_Pyramid.gif. Published April 4, 2006. Accessed March 19, 2018.
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