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AMA Citation Style Quick Guide

The complete AMA Manual of Style, 10th ed. is available online (Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students), and is in print at the Public Health Library in the Reference section (Call Number: R119.A533 2007).

Examples for:

  1. Book
  2. Book Chapter
  3. Electronic Book
  4. Webpage
  5. Official organization report published on a webpage
  6. Print journal article with six or fewer authors
  7. Print journal article with more than six authors
  8. Online journal article with six or fewer authors; article has a DOI
  9. Online journal article with more than six authors; article does not have a DOI
  10. Journal article with no named author or group name


  1. Book:

    Boyd B, Basic C, Bethem R, eds. Trace Quantitative Analysis by Mass Spectrometry. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons; 2004.

    Brownson, RC. Evidence-based Public Health. 2nd ed. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press; 2011.

    Venkat Narayan, KM. Diabetes Public Health: From Data to Policy. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press; 2011.

  2. Book Chapter:

    Guyton JL, Crockarell JR. Fractures of acetabulum and pelvis. In: Canale ST, ed. Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby, Inc; 2003:2939-2984.

  3. Electronic Book:

    Rudolph CD, Rudolph AM. Rudolph's Pediatrics. 21st ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies; 2002. http://online.statref.com/Document/Document.aspx?DocID=1&StartDoc=1&EndDoc=1882&FxID=13&offset=7&SessionId=A3F279FQVVFXFSXQ . Accessed August 22, 2007.

  4. Webpage:

    Fast facts. National Osteoporosis Foundation website. http://www.nof.org/osteoporosis/diseasefacts.htm. Accessed August 27, 2007.

  5. Official organization report published on a webpage

    Office of Women's Health, California Department of Public Health. California Adolescent Health 2009. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/Pubs/OWH-AdolHealthReport09.pdf. Accessed January 5, 2011.

  6. Print journal article with six or fewer authors

    Janda JM, Abbott SL. The genus Aeromonas: taxonomy, pathogenicity, and infection. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2010;23(1):35-73.

    Kazerouni NN, Currier RJ, Hodgkinson C, Goldman S, Lorey F, Roberson M. Ancillary benefits of prenatal maternal serum screening achieved in the California program. Prenat Diagn. 2010;30 (10):981-987.

  7. Print journal article with more than six authors

    English PB, Sinclair AH, Ross Z, et al. Environmental health indicators of climate change for the United States: findings from the State Environmental Health Indicator Collaborative. Environ Health Perspect. 2009;117(11):1673-1681.

  8. Online journal article with six or fewer authors; article has a DOI

    Florez H, Martinez R, Chakra W, Strickman-Stein M, Levis S. Outdoor exercise reduces the risk of hypovitaminosis D in the obese. J Steroid Biochem Mol Bio. 2007;103(3-5):679-681. doi:10.1016 /j.jsbmb.2006.12.032.

  9. Online journal article with more than six authors; article does not have a DOI

    Siris ES, Miller PD, Barrett-Connor E, et al. Identification and fracture outcomes of undiagnosed low bone mineral density in postmenopausal women: results from the National Osteoporosis Risk Assessment. JAMA. 2001;286(22):2815-2822. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/286/22 /2815. Accessed April 4, 2007.

  10. Journal article with no named author or group name:

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Licensure of a meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menveo) and guidance for use - Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2010;59(9):273.

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