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AMA Style Examples

Examples of citation styles by publication type. Always check the AMA Manual of Style for more examples or ask a librarian for assistance.

Journals

Print Journal Example

Shapiro SL, Shapiro DE, Schwartz GE. Stress management in medical education: a review of the literature. Acad Med. 2000;75(7):748-759. 

Electronic Journal Example with Digital Object Identifier (doi)

Ramdass MJ, Maharaj K, Mooteeram J, Dwarika W, Tilluckdharry C, Barrow S. Parotid gland tumours in a West Indian population: comparison to world trends. Mol Clin Oncol. 2015;3(1):167-170. doi:10.3892/mco.2014.437

Electronic Journal Example (when authors number 7 or more)

Zabawa C, Cottenet J, Zeller M, et al. Thirty-day rehospitalizations among elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction: impact of postdischarge ambulatory care. Medicine (Baltimore). 2018;97(24):e11085. doi:10.1097/md.0000000000011085

Books

Print Book

Diggle P. Statistics and Scientific Method: An Introduction for Students and Researchers. New York: Oxford University Press; 2011.

Chapter in an Online Book

Hemstreet B. Inflammatory bowel disease. In: DiPiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, Matzke GR, Wells BG, Posey M, eds. Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiological Approach. 10th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2017. https://accesspharmacy.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=1861&sectionid=146059124. Accessed December 28, 2018.

UpToDate Topic

Cite the topic review like a chapter in book. The book title is UpToDate Inc, edited by T.W. Post and published by UpToDate in Waltham, MA.

Marion DW. Pacing the diaphragm: patient selection, evaluation, implantation, and complications. In: Post TW, ed. UpToDate. Waltham, MA: UpToDate, Inc; 2019. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/pacing-the-diaphragm-patient-selection-evaluation-implantation-and-complications?source=search_result&search=Diaphragmatic+pacing&selectedTitle=1~11. Accessed May 7, 2019.

Government Report

World Health Organization. Equitable access to essential medicines: a framework for collective action. http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2004/WHO_EDM_2004.4.pdf. Published March 2004. Accessed December 6, 2005.

Website

Trend of antimicrobial consumption by country. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control website.  https://ecdc.europa.eu/en/antimicrobial-consumption/database/trend-country. Accessed February 25, 2018.

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