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Pharmacy: AMA Citations

Resources for students and faculty in the College of Pharmacy

American Medical Association (AMA) Citation Style

AMA Citations

  • Guidelines using 10th edition.  For additional information check:

               Iverson C, Christiansen S, Flanagin A, et al. AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors. 10th ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2007.

  • Use journal abbreviations from the US National Library of Medicine.  Journal abbreviations can be found at:
  • For in-text citations, AMA uses the superscript numbering system.  Begin with the number 1 for the first citation used in your work.  Place the superscript numbers just outside of periods and commas but inside of colons and semicolons.                            

Journal article (online) one author                                        

Warren KR. A review of the history of attitudes toward drinking in pregnancy. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015;39(7):1110-1117. doi:10.1111/acer.12757. 

Journal article (online) 2-6 authors

Bax R, Green S. Antibiotics: the changing regulatory and pharmaceutical industry paradigm. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2015;70(5):1281-1284. doi:10.1093/jac/dku572.

Journal article (online) more than 6 authors

Palmaro A, Bissuel R, Renaud N, et al. Off-label prescribing in pediatric outpatients. Pediatrics. 2015;135(1):49-58. doi:10.1542/peds.2014-0764.


Learn how to control asthma. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Updated November 18, 2014. Accessed July 14, 2015.

Book (print) 

Kisor DF. Pharmacogenetics, Kinetics, and Dynamics for Personalized Medicine. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2014.

Book Chapter (print)

Galt KA, Galt MA. The pharmacist. In: Galt KA, Galt MA. Patient-Centered Care for Pharmacists. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2012:19-42.

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2. Do you need to cite this source?
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3. What is the correct AMA format for the author on a reference page?
Kapil S., & Wilson, J. G.: 4 votes (2.84%)
Kapil, S., and Wilson, J. G.: 5 votes (3.55%)
Kapil S, Wilson JG.: 130 votes (92.2%)
Kapil S. Wilson J. G.: 2 votes (1.42%)
Total Votes: 141