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AMA Style Guide, 11th ed.

Journals

According to section 3.11.2 (pp71-72) of the AMA Manual of Style, 11th edition, journal names should be italicized and abbreviated. Use the NLM Catalog to search accepted title abbreviations.

Examples:

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

Examples

Author's surname First initial Middle initial. Title of article and subtitle. Journal Title Italicized and Abbreviated. Year;Volume(Issue):Start Page # - End Page #. DOI

NOTE: A DOI is a string of letters and numbers that helps others to retrieve it.  An article will likely have a DOI. When a DOI is not available, replace it with an access date and URL.

Author's surname First initial Middle initial. Title of article and subtitle. Journal Title Italicized and Abbreviated. Year;Volume(Issue):Start Page # - End Page #. Accessed Date. URL

Online journal article with personal author

The DOI is a unique string of letters and numbers. Provide the DOI when available to aid retrieval.

1Lempke LB, Schmidt JD, Lynall RC. Athletic trainers' concussion-assessment and concussion-management practices: an update. J Athl Train. 2020;55(1):17-26. doi:10.4085/1062-6050-322-18

Online journal article with group author

An author may be a company, organization, group, government agency, etc.

2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Recommended adult immunization schedule-United States, 2013. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2013;58(2):215-220. doi:10.1111/jmwh.12046

Online journal article multiple authors

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

3Messier, SP, Mihalko, SL, Beavers, D, et al. Joint compressive forces among adults with knee osteoarthritis: the START randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2021;325(7):646-657. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.0411

See section 3.11 (pp70-81) in the AMA Manual of Style, 11th edition.

Remember!

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.