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AMA Style Guide



According to section 3.11.2 of the AMA Manual of Style (10th ed.), italicize and abbreviate journal titles.

  • Sports Biomechanics - Sports Biomech
  • Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition - J Int Soc Sports Nutr

Accepted journal title abbreviations are located in the NLM Catalog.

Author's surname first initial middle initial. Title of article and subtitle. Journal Title Italicized and Abbreviated. Year;Volume(Issue):Initial page # - Last page #. Published [Date]. Updated [Date]. Accessed [Date].

Online journal article, with personal author

Simply provide the access date if there's no updated/published dates.

1Munro WL. Problem-based learning and clinical reasoning in sports therapy practice. Int J Ther Rehabil. 2012;19(12):682-688. Accessed June 10, 2015.

Online journal article, with group author

2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Recommended adult immunization schedule-United States, 2013. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2013;58(2):215-220. Accessed February 2, 2013.

Journal article in print format, multiple authors

If a work has more than 6 authors, list the first 3 authors followed by the words “et al.”

3Hynes L, Dickey J. Is there a relationship between whiplash-associated disorders and concussion in hockey? A preliminary study. Brain Injury. 2006;20(2):179-188.

Your professor may have different citing expectations than library staff. Always check at the beginning of term and before starting assignments that the citing rules you are using are appropriate for your class.