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AMA @ Sullivan University: Reference List

Guide to AMA citation style

Reference Examples

References should be listed in numerical order at the end of the manuscript.

All Reference examples on this guide are taken from the AMA Manual of Style 11th edition, section 3.0.

Reference Examples

Journal Article

Author surname and Initials. Title of article and subtitle. Abbreviated Title of Journal. Year of publication;volume(issue): page numbers. DOI

(If DOI is not available, use the URL of page where you accessed the article.)

One to Six Authors (list all)

  • Huang W, Lee SL, Lu LX. Mechanistic approaches to predicting oral drug absorption. AAPS J. 2009;11(2):217-224. doi:10.1208/s12248-009-9098-z

  • Al-Achi A, Kanade AY. Determining sucrose concentration in syrups by pharmaceutical methods. Clin Pharmacol Biopharm. 2019;8(1):188.

More than six authors (list three authors and add "et al.")

  • Wang G, Hu FB, Mistry KB, et al. Association between maternal prepregancy body mass index and plasma folate concentration with child metabolic health. JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(8):46-61. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics/2016.9787
  • Harrison JJ, Wang J, Cervenko J, et al. Pilot study of a pharmaceutical care intervention in an outpatient lung transplant clinic. Clin Transplant. 2012;26(2):E149-157.

Prescribing Information and Package Inserts

Drug name. Prescribing information or Package insert. Company; date. Accessed date. URL

  • Zithromax. Prescribing information. Pfizer; 2017. Accessed June 23, 2019.
  • Azilect. Package insert. Teva Pharmaceuticals Inc; 2014.

Drug Information

Drug name. Page name. Database name. Publisher; published date. Updated date. Accessed date. URL

  • Atorvastatin. Drugs. AccessPharmacy. McGraw-Hill Medical. Accessed June 11, 2020.
  • Etodolac. Lexi-Drugs. Lexicomp Online. Lexicomp; 2020. Accessed May 16, 2021.


Author(s) surnames and initials (if given). Title of the specific item cited. Name of website. Date published; Updated date; Accessed date. URL.

  • International Society for Infectious Diseases. ProMED-mail. Accessed February 10, 2021.
  • Charlton G. Internal linking for SEO: examples and best practices. SearchEngineWatch. September 29, 2015. Accessed February 10, 2021.

Whole Book

Author AA, ed. Title of Book. Edition number. Publisher name; year of publication.

1 to 6 Authors (list all authors or editors)

  • Etzel RA, Balk SJ, eds. Pediatric Environmental Health. American Academy of Pediatrics; 2011.

More than 6 Authors/Editors (list three authors and add "")

  • Adkinson NF Jr, Bochner BS, Burks W, et al, eds. Middleton's Allergy: Principles and Practice. 8th ed. Saunders; 2014.

Books compiled by a group, agency, or committee (no author or editor)

  • Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). The Australian Immunisation Handbook. 10th ed. Australian Government Dept of Health; 2015.


  • World Health Organization. Health Worker Roles in Providing Safe Abortion Care and Post-abortion Contraception. World Health Organization; 2015. Access May 15, 2021. 

Chapter in a book

Author(s) of chapter. Title of Chapter. Editor(s) of chapter, eds. Title of Book. Edition number (only include if beyond first). Publisher name; year of publication.

  • Prince M, Glozier N, Sousa R, Dewey M. Measuring disability across physical, mental, and cognitive disorders. In: Regier DA, Narrow WE, Kuhl EA, Kupfer DJ, eds. The Conceptual Evolution of DSM-5. American Psychiatric Publishing Inc; 2011:189-227.