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Template

Author(s). Article title. Journal Name (use NLM abbreviation). Year;vol.(issue):inclusive page numbers.

Example

Rai P, Rohatgi J, Dhaliwal U. Coping strategy in persons with low vision or blindness - an exploratory study. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2019;67(5):669-676.

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Author(s). Book Title. Edition number (if it is the second edition or above). City, State (or country) of publisher: Publisher's name; copyright year.

Example

Barrett KE, Barman SM, Boitano S, Brooks HL. Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology. 25th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education; 2016.

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Author(s). Chapter title. In: (editors), ed(s). Book Title. Edition number (if it is the second edition or above). City, State (or country) of publisher: Publisher's name; copyright year:inclusive pages.

Example

Solensky R. Drug allergy: desensitization and treatment of reactions to antibiotics and aspirin. In: Lockey P, ed. Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker; 2004:585-606.

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Medication Name [package insert]. City, State Abbreviation: Manufacturer’s Name; Year.

Example

Byetta(R) [package insert]. San Diego, CA: Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc; 2007.

General AMA Rules

Authors

  • List author names starting with the last name followed by first and middle initials, no periods.
    • If there are more than six authors, list the first three followed by et al.
    • Example: Jordan CJ, Cao J, Newman AH, et al.

Capitalization

Other

  • Retain the spelling, abbreviations, and style used in the original resource title.
  • Include inclusive page numbers (i.e., the start and end page numbers).
  • Reference the most specific part when possible (i.e., cite the chapter within the book).