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AMA Style Citation: Reference List

Guide to help students using the AMA style manual.

General Information

General Information [3.2]

  • Listed in numerical order (order in which appeared in text)
  • Last name of author, then initials
  • Items that have not yet been published or personal communication should not appear in reference list, but should appear in-text
  • Capitalize the major words in titles of journals, books, government documents, and pamphlets
  • Italicize and abbreviate names of journal titles
  • Do not capitalize article or book chapter titles nor include quotes in article or book chapter titles (unless done so in original)
  • Italicize non-English words or phrases

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