AAPA Reference Guidelines How to Cite Sources using the AMA Citation Style (2 pages)

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AAPA Reference Guidelines

How to Cite Sources using the AMA Citation Style


This handout is designed to provide a quick reference to using American Medical Association
style for citing common information sources. In AMA style, the reference list “… should be
numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text” (p. 42).

PRINT SOURCES


Books

One author

Author last name Author’s first initials. Title of Book. Place of
publication: Publisher; year.

Rosen P. Rosen’s Breast Pathology 2

nd

Edition. Philadelphia, PA:

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2001.

More than one author

(list all authors if six or less,
otherwise list first three
followed by “et al”)

Author(s) separated by commas. Title of Book. Place of
publication: Publisher; year.

Kumar V, Abbas A, Fausto N, Aster J. Robbins and Cotran Pathologic
Basis of Disease 8th Edition
. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Inc; 2010.

Edited book

Author(s), eds. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher;
year.

Lester S, ed. Manual of Surgical Pathology. Philadelphia, PA: Churchill
Livingstone; 2001.

Chapter or article from a
book

Author(s) of article. Title of article. In: Editor's name, ed. Title of
Book
. Place of publication: Publisher; Year: Chapter or page
number.

Miyano T. Biliary tract diseases and portal hypertension. In: Ashcraft
K, Holcomb GW III, Murphy JP. Pediatric Surgery, 4th
Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Inc; 2005:594-600.

 

Articles in Journals

AMA style requires the use of standard abbreviations for all references, when applicable.
Abbreviations for many common medical journals can be found in the AMA Manual of Style
(pp.473-479). Additional abbreviations can be searched in the PubMed Journal Database
(

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/journals?itool=sidebar

).

One author

(do not include issue number
or month unless volumes are
not consecutively numbered)

Author. Article title. Journal Title. Month Year;Volume:Inclusive
page numbers.

Mitka M. Indian public health leaders move to reduce antmicrobial
resistance. JAMA. February 2013; 309:531-532.

More than one author

(list all authors if six or less,
otherwise list first three
followed by “et al”)

Author(s) of article. Article title. Journal Title.
Year;Volume:Inclusive page numbers.

Scaglia F, Brunetti-Pierri N, Kleppe S, Marini J, et al. Clinical
consequences of urea cycle enzyme deficiencies and potential links to
arginine and nitric oxide metabolism. The Journal of Nutrition. 2004;
134: 2775S-2782S.

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