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AMA Citation Guide: Articles

Cite as print or online article?

AMA Manual of Style recommends that you cite the version that you saw.

Journal Abbreviations

Consult the AMA Manual of Style or search for the title and its abbreviation:

Print Article

Author(s). Title of article. Abbreviated Journal Name. Year;vol(issue): pages.

Mayer SA, Brun NC, Begtrup K, et al. Recombinant activated factor VII for acute intracerebral hemorrhage. N Engl J Med. 2005;352(8): 777-785.

NOTE: Use month of publication if no volume or issue are given.

Online Article

Author(s). Title of article. Abbreviated Journal Name. Year;vol(issue): pages. URL. Accessed Month Day, Year.

Russo SG, Neumann P, Reinhardt S, et al. Impact of physical fitness and biometric data on the quality of external chest compression: a randomised, crossover trial. BMC Emerg Med. 2011;11(20). doi:10.1186/1471-227X-11-20.

NOTE: Use DOI when available instead of URL and accessed date.

Subject Guide