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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.

Format for Journal Article Citations

Collect this information for each journal article you cite:

Article Title
Journal Title (Abbreviated)
Year of Publication
Issue Number
Inclusive Pages
URL of Journal (if accessing an online version of the article)
Accessed Date (if accessing an online version of the article)


  1. Author FM, Author FM. Title of article. Abbr Jrnl Title. Year; Volume(Issue):Page-Page. http://www.URL. Accessed Month Day, Year.


If there are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 
authors, list all authors:


Oliver JT.
Oliver JT, Ramsay GJ.
Oliver JT, Ramsay GJ, Ray RD.
Oliver JT, Ramsay GJ, Ray RD, Flay RW.
Oliver JT, Ramsay GJ, Ray RD, Flay RW, Puck W.
Oliver JT, Ramsay GJ, Ray RD, Flay RW, Puck W, De Laurentiis G. 

If there are 7 or more
list three authors
followed by et al.      

Oliver JT, Ramsay GJ, Ray RD, et al.


Journal Titles:

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Journal Title Abbreviations for American Medical Association Style Citations

Examples: Journal Articles

Examples of Articles Accessed Online:

  1. Hopewell J, Miletin J. Parenteral nutrition in very low birth weight infants in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Ir Med J. 2012;105(2):42-45. Accessed October 17, 2012.
  2. Maggiore G, Caprai S. The liver in celiac disease. J Pediatr Gastroentrol Nutr. 2003;37(2):117-119. Accessed October 1, 2012.
  3. Jain S, Chopra H, Garg SK, Bhatnager M, Singh JV. Anemia in children: Early iron supplementation. Indian J Pediatr. 2000;67(1):19-21. Accessed October 5, 2012.
  4. Geissler C, Singh M. Iron, meant and health. Nutrients. 2011;3(3):283-316. Accessed October 21, 2012.
  5. Alvares TS, Conte CA, Paschoalin, et al. Acute-arginine supplementation increases muscle blood volume but not strength performance. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2012;37(1):115-126. Accessed October 18, 2012.

Examples of Articles Accessed in Print:

Follow the same pattern as online articles, but omit the URL and access date information.