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ACTC Citation: AMA Style

Information on citing sources in MLA and APA styles

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What is AMA Style?

AMA Style

Citation style from the American Medical Association and most often used by those involved in medical and scientific publishing

Citation Manual

AMA Manual of Style - Now in its 11th edition, the AMA Manual of Style has continued to evolve and expand. The manual has been thoroughly updated, including comprehensive guidance on reference citations (including how to cite journal articles, books, reports, websites, databases, social media, and more), an expanded chapter on data display (for the first time in full color), a completely up-to-date chapter on ethical and legal issues (covering everything from authorship and open access to corrections and intellectual property), and updated guidance on usage (from patient-first language and terms to avoid to preferred spelling and standards for sociodemographic descriptors). 

*EBSCO provides AMA as a citation format for the resources found in its databases.

For more information/examples, visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab (Purdue OWL)

Citation Examples: Books

Book with one author:

Hawkins A. Encyclopedia of Lung Cancer. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc; 2015.

Book with more than one author:

Vogiatzi P, Claudio P. Cutting Edge Therapies for Cancer in the 21st Century. Sharjah, U.A.E.: Bentham Science Publishers; 2014.

Citation Example: Journal Articles

Print Journal Article:

Kapoor R, Bansal A, Kumar S, Miriyala R. Factors Influencing Compliance to Radical Treatment of Middle Thoracic Esophageal Cancer: An Audit from a Regional Cancer Centre. Indian Journal of Palliative Care. 2016;22(3):288-294.

Online Journal Article: 

Robinson JC. Consolidation of medical groups into physician practice management organizations. JAMA. 1998;279(2):144-149. doi: 10.1001/jama.279.2.144.

Citation Example: Electronic Resources


King MW. The Medical Biochemistry Page. Updated September 14, 2016. Accessed October 7, 2016.