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AMA Basics

What is AMA Style?

Created by the editors of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), American Medical Association (AMA) style specifies writing and citation formats for scholarly works in medicine. The AMA Manual of Style was first published in 1963, and is currently in its 10th edition.


AMA Manual of Style Online

Access American Medical Association Manual of Style, 10th edition online from anywhere.


AMA Style Citations

Journal Title Abbreviations

AMA style guidelines require the use of official abbreviations for journal titles in citations. Find official abbreviations by visiting the sites below.

What is a DOI & Why Does it Matter?

Digital Object Identifiers are unique IDs assigned to electronic resources to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. 

***AMA recommends using the DOI (instead of the URL) in citations if it is available*** 

You can also use DOIs to locate resources. Copy and paste any DOI you find in references into the DOI website to identify the content.