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AMA Citation Guide

Guide to using the American Medical Association citation and writing style.

What is the AMA Manual of Style?

The AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors is the style guide of the American Medical Association (AMA), written by the editors of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). It specifies the styles for writing and citations in AMA publications. AMA style is commonly used by professionals and students in medical and scientific fields. It is used by many medical and scientific journals, in textbooks, and in academic papers.

In AMA, you must cite sources that you have paraphrased, quoted or otherwise used to write/create your own work. Cite your sources in two places:

  1. In the body of your paper where you add a brief in-text citation.
  2. In the Reference list at the end of your paper where you give more complete information for the source.

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