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Using AMA Style

A guide to using AMA citation style

Print Articles

Author(s). Title. Journal Name [using National Library of Medicine abbreviations]. Year;vol(issue):inclusive pages. 

Karp JM. A slick and stretchable surgical adhesive. New Engl J Med. 2017;377(21):2092-2094.

3.11 References to Print Journals

Print Books

Chapter of Book:

Author(s). Chapter title. In: Editor(s), eds. Title of Book. [Edition number, if it is the second edition or above] ed. City, State of Publisher: Publisher; copyright year:inclusive pages.

Alpers CE, Chang A. The kidney. In: Kumar V, Abbas AK, Aster JC, eds. Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2015:897-957. 

Entire Book:

Author(s). Title of Book. [Edition number, if it is the second edition or above] ed. City, State of Publisher: Publisher; copyright year.

Gordis L. Epidemiology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2014. 

3.12 References to Print Books, 3.12.2 Reference to an Entire Book, 3.12.4 Reference to a Chapter in a Book

Government or Agency Bulletins

Author(s). Title of Bulletin. City, State of publication: Name of issuing bureau, agency, or department.; copyright date. Page numbers. Publication number. Series number.

Johnston LD, O'Malley PM, Bachman, JG. Monitoring the Future: National Survey Results on Adolescent Drug Use: Overview of Key Findings. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2003.

*If an element is missing, skip it and move to the next element.

*Department should be abbreviated to "Dept".

3.13.2 Government or Agency Bulletins

NLM Journal Title Abbreviations

To determine the appropriate journal title abbreviation according to NLM guidelines, use this link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals

Look for the abbreviated journal title in the field "NLM Title Abbreviation". For example, the journal JAMA Cardiology would be listed in a reference as JAMA Cardiol

NLM journal abbreviation for JAMA cardiology is JAMA cardiol

3.11.2 Names of Journals

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