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Public Health 005 (Gonzalez): AMA Citation Style

Global Health

AMA Style

AMA - stands for American Medical Association. This citation style is used primarily in the fields of medicine and science.

Some Characteristics:

  1. The reference list at the end of your document is titled References.
  2. References are listed in the order in which they are referred to in your paper.
  3. Initials are used for first and middle names; initials are not separated by periods e.g. Bertocci GE, Pierce MC, Deemer E, Aguel F.
  4. Journal names are abbreviated & italicized (see PubMed for abbreviations).
  5. Months for dates are not abbreviated. See samples in Online Journals.
  6. Page numbers include all digits e.g. 1215-1240  (NOT 1215-40).
  7. No spaces between many elements
  8. DOIs (digital objective identifiers) are preferred over URLs. Use CrossRef (if needed) to locate DOIs.
  9. No access date required if using a DOI doi:10.1002/14651858.CD1001054.
  10. For journal articles and book chapters, only capitalize the first letter of the first work, and proper names.  See details at English-Language Titles

AMA Manual of Style Online

You may find yourself using Section I  Preparing an Articles for Publication > References > 3.15 Electronic Reference often. Sample pages:

 

Examples

Examples of Citations in AMA Style:

Citation for a journal article (see PubMed)

1. Meng YY, Rull RP, Wilhelm M, Lombardi C, Balmes J, Ritz B. Outdoor air pollution and uncontrolled asthma in the San Joaquin Valley, California. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2010;64(2):142-147. doi: 10.1136/jech.2009.083576.

Citation for a report (also referred to the book information and electronic reports)

2. Bengiamin, M, Capitaman JA, and Chang X. (2011). Healthy people 2010: A 2010 profile of health status in the San Joaquin Valley. Fresno, CA: California State University, Fresno; 2011. https://www.fresnostate.edu/chhs/cvhpi/documents/healthy-people-2010-review-12-12-2011.pdf. Accessed September 7, 2015.