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AMA Style (11th ed): Citing Your Sources

11th edition (2020) AMA style

What is AMA Style?

The American Medical Association (AMA) style was created by editors of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). AMA style specifies writing and citation styles for scholarly works in medicine. AMA style is internationally recognized and is used throughout disciplines in the health sciences. The AMA Manual of Style was first published in 1963, and is currently in its 11th edition (2020).

Every reference style and every manuscript style choice has been changed slightly in the 11th edition. Review this guide for commonly used reference styles; review the full Manual for all styles and manuscript styling.

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Citing and Writing handouts, AMA 11th