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AMA Style Citation: Author

Guide to help students using the AMA style manual.

One Author

One Author [3.7]

  • Author's surname, then initials of first name name without periods

 

 Examples:

 

1. Singh L. Are population-based health promotion strategies enough to address child and adolescent

     obesity?. Whitireia Nursing Journal. 2008 Nov; (15):21-32.

 

2. Ferguson T. Creating healing environments with evidence-based design. Occup Health Saf. 2010 Oct;

     79(10): 14, 16.

 

3. Fischetti M. The chemical unknown. Only a tiny fraction of the compounds around us have been tested

     for safety. Sci Am. 2010 Nov; 303(5):92.

 

Two Authors

Two Authors [6.25]

  • Author names separted by comma

 

Examples:

1. Fan AM, Alexeef G. Nanotechnology and nanomaterials: toxicology, risk assessment,  and regulations.

    J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2010 Dec; 10(12):8646-8657.

2. Mensah GA, Bakris G. Treatment and control of high blood pressure in adults. Cardiol Clin. 2010 Nov;

     28(4):609-622.

3. Scutchfield F, Lamberth C. Public health systems and services research: bridging the practice-research

     gap. Public Health Reports. 2010 Sept; 125(5): 628-633.

 

 

 

Three to Seven Authors

Three to Six Authors [3.7]

  • Include each author's name and follow the rules of two authors

 

Examples:

 

1.  Edwards B, Gallety C, Semmler-Booth T, Dekker G. Antenatal psychosocial risk factors and

     depression among women living in socioeconomically disadvantaged suburbs in Adelaide,

      South Australia. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2008 Jan; 42(1):45-50.

2. Teringer DA, Greene BF, Lutzker JR. Home safety: development and validation of one component of an

     ecobehavioral treatment program for abused and neglected children. J Appl Behav Anal. 1984

     Summer; 17(2):159-174.

3. Zavadak KH, Gibson KR, Whitley DM, Britz P, Kwoh CK. Variability in the attainment of functional

    milestones during the acute care admission after total joint replacement. J Rheumatol. 1995 Mar;

    22(3):482-487.

 

Seven+ Authors

Six or More Authors [3.7]

  • Include first three authors' names then a comma followed by et al.

 

 Examples:

 

1. Gotlin RS, Hershkowitz S, Juris PM, et al. Electrical stimulation effect on extensor lag and length of

     hospital stay after total knee arthroplasty. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1994 Sep; 75(9):957-959.

2. Rainier S, Thomas D, Tokarz D, et al. Myofibrillogenesis regulator 1 gene mutations cause paroxysmal

    dystonic choreoathetosis. Arch Neurol. 2004; 61(7):1025-1029.

Organization as Author

Organization as Author [3.11.11]

  • Write out full name of the organization then include the acronym

 

Example:

 

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prevalence of receiving multiple preventative-care

    services among adults with diabetes--United States, 2002. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005;

    54(44):1130-1133.

2. Eye Diseases Prevalence Research Group. Prevalence of age-related macular degeneration in the

    United States. Arch Opthalmol. 2004;122(4)564-572.

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