AMA Citations

American Medical Association Citation Style

AMA citation style for books with an author(s)

A single author:

Lugalla JB. Poverty, AIDS, and Street Children in East Africa. Lewiston, NY: Mellen Press; 2003.

Two or more authors, but fewer than six:
Rip PJ, Tear LK. Modern Conventions In Stitches. 9th ed. Cambridge, MA: Suture Books; 2005.

More than six authors:

Greg AM, Marshall KC, Peters NH, et al. Raising Large Families. San Francisco, CA: Brady Limited; 2006.

AMA citation style for books with an editor(s)

Brunton LB, Lazo JS, Parker KL, eds. Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 11th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2005.

AMA citation style for books without an author/editor:

Physicians’ Desk Reference. 58th ed. Montvale, NJ: Thomson PDR; 2004.

AMA citation style for a book chapter:

O’Brien C. Drug addiction and drug abuse. In: Brunton LB, Lazo JS, Parker KL, eds. Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 11th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2005: 607-629.

STAT!Ref (as suggested by its publishers):

STAT!Ref book chapter:

Falk, E. & Fuster, “Atherogenesis and its determinants.” Hurst’s the Heart, &StartDoc=1030&EndDoc=1346&FxID= 67&offset=7&level=1&State= False&Local=True&SessionID= 17D9D7HKSOYVRVJL& [Date accessed: 2005 Sept. 20] In STAT!Ref Online Electronic Medical Library [online database]. Jackson, WY, Teton Data Systems, 2004.

UpToDate (as suggested by its publishers):

Cite the UpToDate topic review as a chapter in a book titled UpToDate, edited by T. W. Post, published by UpToDate in Waltham, MA. As a CD-ROM or online service, there are no page numbers to cite. Since UpToDate is released every four months, the publication year for any topic review should be the current year.

Bichet DG. Diagnosis of polyuria and diabetes insipidus. In: Post T, ed. UpToDate. Waltham, Mass.: UpToDate; 2014. Accessed August 13, 2014.

AMA citation style for journal articles:

From print sources:One author:
Spencer J. Physician, heal thyself – but not on your own please. Med Educ. 2005; 89: 548-549.

Two or more authors, but fewer than six:
Salwachter AR, Freischlag JA, Sawyer RG, Sanfey HA. The training needs and priorities of male and
female surgeons and their trainees. J Am Coll Surg. 2005; 201: 199-205.

More than six authors: 
Fukushima H, Cureoglu S, Schachern P, et al. Cochlear changes in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005; 133: 100-6.

From an electronic source:

Michaels, MP, Patrickson, GM. Brother and heridity. JAMA [serial online]. 2005;101:3489-2254. Available from: American Medical Association, Chicago, Ill. Accessed February 14, 2006.

AMA citation style for Websites: 

National Cancer Institute. Underlying mortality data provided by National Center for Health Statistics. Available at: Accessibility verified September 20, 2005.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a reference librarian or to consult the print or online version of the AMA Manual of Style.