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AMA Style Citation Examples

Find how to cite a journal (includes in-text notations example), book, eBook, magazine, newspaper, web pages, video, and DVD.

What's in this guide?


  • journals and newspapers, including in-text notation


  • citation examples for an entire book/ebook, and a chapter in edited book/ebook

Web pages

  • web page with a listed author, a web page without a listed author, a blog


  • International, Federal, State


  • online and DVD videos

Unpublished sources

  • oral presentation, poster presentation

In-text notation

  • example of in -text notation style with a numbered reference list

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AMA style basics

  • Items are listed numerically using Arabic numbers in the order they are cited in the text.
  • Authors: use initials of first and second names with no spaces or punctuation. Ex: Brady BL.
  • Include up to six authors. If there are more than six then list only the first three, followed by et. al.
  • If no author start with the title.
  • Websites include the name of the webpage, the name of the entire website, the full date of the page (if available), and the date you viewed it. Provide the URL that works as close as possible with th date of publication.
  • If the article has a DOI then use that in place of the URL.
  • If the citation extends to the next line do NOT indent.
  • Use PubMed abbreviations for multi-word journal titles
  • Contact

    The formatting and citation examples in this guide are based upon rules and examples in the AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors, 11th edition. If you would like additions or would like to report a correction to this guide, please contact Frank Baudino

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