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AMA Style Citation: Journals

Guide to help students using the AMA style manual.

Journal Article

Journal Article [3.11.1]

  • Author name(s)
  • Article title
  • Abbreviated name of journal
  • Year
  • Volume number of the journal
  • Issue number of the journal
  • Part or supplement number (when available)
  • Pages of the article

  

Examples:

1. 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.

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

     dystonic choreoathetosis. Arch Neurol. 2004;61(7):1025-2029.

 

 

Supplements

Supplements [3.11.8]

  • Author name(s)
  • Article title
  • Abbreviated journal title
  • Year
  • Volume number
  • Issue number
  • Part or supplement number
  • Page numbers

 

Examples:

1.  McDougle CJ, Stigler KA, Posey DJ. Treatment of aggression in children and adolescents with autism

     and conduct disorder. J Clin Psychiatry. 2003; 64(suppl 4):16-25.

2. Crino L, Cappuzzo F. Present and future treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. Semin

     Oncol. 2002;29(3)(suppl. 9):9-16.

3. Rosenwasser LJ. Treatment of allergic rhinitis. Am J Med. 2002;113(supp 9A)117S-24S.

 

 

Article from Online Journal

Article from Online Journal [3.15.1]

  • Author name(s)
  • Article title
  • Abbreviated journal title (use National Library of Medicine Abbreviations)
  • Year
  • Volume number of the journal
  • Issue number of the journal
  • Pages
  • URL (write out the URL but to not write URL)
  • Published date.
  • Updated date.
  • Accessed date

 

Examples:

1.  Gore D, Haji SA, Balashanmugam A, et al. Light and electron microscopy of macular corneal

      dystrophy: a case study. Digit J Opthalmol. 2004;10. http://www.djo.harvard.edu/site.php?

    url=/physicians/oa/671. Accessed December 6, 2005.

2. e-Health Ethics Initiative, e-Health Code of Ethics. J Med Internet Res. 2003; 2(2):e9.

    http:pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/105/5/e60. Accessed April 30, 2004.

3. Duchin JS. Can preparedness for biological terrorism save us from pertussis? Arch Pediatr Adolesc

    Med.  2004; 158(2):106-107. http://archpedi.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/158/2/106. Accessed on

   June 1, 2004.

 

Journal Article with DOI

Journal Article with DOI [3.15.1]

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): consistent way of identifying digital content--where it is located on the internet

Include the DOI if it is provided and do not include the URL

  • Author name(s)
  • Article title
  • Abbreviated journal title
  • Year
  • Volume number of the journal
  • Issue number of the journal
  • Page numbers
  • doi:number

 

Examples:

1. Smeeth L, Iliffe S. Community screening for visual impairment in the elderly. Cochrane Database Syst

     Rev. 2002;(2):CD001054. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD1001054.

2. Kitajima TS, Kawashima SA, Watanabe Y. The conserved kinetochore protein shugoshin protects

    centromeric cohesion during meiosis. Nature. 2004;427(6974):510-517. doi:10.1038/nature02312.

 

 

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