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AMA Style - 10th edition

Examples and information on how to create bibliographies and format student papers in the style of the American Medical Association's Manual of Style.
Title Page & Formatting
Please note: Your professor may want you to include different elements in your title page such as a class name and number or the due date.  Always check with your professor first - your professor is always the final authority.
The AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition) is fairly skimpy on rules for title pages. Below is a combination of AMA Style rules, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (JAND) rules, and common practice rules for title pages.
AMA Style Rules
  • Title (capitalize all major words)
  • Author(s) full name(s); if more than one author use semi-colons between names
  • Degrees - highest degree/certification is noted; academic degrees below master's degrees are not noted
  • Author Affliliations with location
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Rules
  • 12-point font
  • Double-spaced throughout (including title page and references)
  • Page numbers continuing through the references
  • Delineate new paragraphs with indents
  • Title page includes
  • title of manuscript
  • five keywords or descriptive phrases concerning the manuscript's topic
  • word counts for the paper including references
  • author contact information - full names, academic degreens, and affiliations
Common Title Page Formatting Rules
  • 1-inch margins all around
  • 12-point font
  • Times New Roman font
  • Double spaced text - including title page and bibliography
  • Title starts approximately 2 inches down from bottom of the top margin
  • Left-justify text
  • Do not hypenate words and the end of the line
Column 2

Example: Title Page