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In 2020 the Journal of the American Medical Association released the 11th edition of the AMA Manual of Style. Updates include patient first inclusive language, updated guidance in legal and ethical issues, and comprehensive updates of references for digital formatting and social media. Please consult your professor if you need assistance with formatting your manuscript. Feel free to contact a librarian for assistance in navigating references and citations in AMA.
AMA Style Guide ebook edition
The AMA Manual of Style 11th edition is available through Marymount Library as an ebook.
AMA Manual of Style (11th ed.) by The AMA Manual of Style is a must-have resource for anyone involved in medical, health, and scientific publishing. The manual thoroughly covers ethical and legal issues such as authorship, conflicts of interest, scientific misconduct, intellectual property, open access and public access, and corrections.
Call Number: Reference R119 .A533 2020 & Online
More help with AMA style
AMA Style Insider Blog
The official AMA style blog posts weekly about changes related to the 11th edition.
National Library of Medicine Journal Abreviations
When referencing a journal in AMA style, journal titles are always italicized and abbreviated. Standard abbreviations may be searched through the link above. Similarly, verifying that the journal is indexed within the NLM will help you avoid citing predatory journals.
Citing Medicine: The NLM NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers
The American Medical Association (AMA), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) established uniform requirements for manuscript submission to ensure consistency within medical reporting. Citing Medicine contains samples of formatted references and is frequently updated. Please see AMA manual of Style 11th ed. 3.1 for more information on style uniformity.
Crossref for DOI lookup
A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a unique alphanumeric string that identifies content and provides a persistent link to its location on the internet- regardless of the database the article is retrieved from. When possible, always include the DOI.
JAMA Instructions for Authors
The Journal of the American Medical Association has thorough submission guidelines for formatting a variety of manuscripts. The Determine My Article Type section may be particularly helpful prior to submission.
In AMA style, manuscript citations are used when paraphrasing or summarizing and when directly quoting. Block quotes are used for text that is longer than four lines.
Please see section 3.3 references given in text
The AMA uses a numerical superscript format for citing sources. Number the citations in the order presented in the paper. Superscript numbers are placed after quotation marks, commas and periods.
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