AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors
AMA Manual of Style
by Cheryl Iverson (Editor); Stacy Christiansen (Editor); Annette Flanagin (Editor); JAMA and Archives Journals Staff (Editor)
Publication Date: 2007-03-15
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AMA Citation Examples
Book: (See p. 53 3.12.2 in AMA Manual of Style 10th ed) Author A, Author B, Author C. Title of Work. Edition number (do not indicate first edition). Place of Publication: Publisher; date.
Examples Reference to a book, two or more authors Doubilet PM, Benson CB, Benacerraf BR. Atlas of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Multimedia Reference. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer; 2019.
Reference to a book, two editors
Curry RA, Tempkin BB, eds. Sonography: Introduction to Normal Structure and Function. 4th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2016.
Book chapter (See p. 53 3.12.4 in AMA Manual of Style 10th ed) Capitalize chapter title as for a journal article title and include page number range for chapter.
Woletz, P. The use of ultrasound in the first trimester. In: Stephenson, SR, Dmitrieva, J, eds. Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwers Health; 2018:333-351.
Web site: (See p. 68 3.15.3 in AMA Manual of Style 10th ed)
Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Web site. https://www.sdms.org/. Accessed January 14, 2019.
Official organization report published on a webpage: (See p. 69 3.15.5 in AMA Manual of Style 10th ed)
Murphey, S. Work related musculoskeletal disorders in sonography. https://www.sdms.org/docs/default-source/Resources/work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders-in-sonography-white-paper.pdf?status=Temp&sfvrsn=0.6360950879497884. Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. White Paper Series. Published 2018. Accessed January 14, 2019.
Online journal article with more than six authors; article has a DOI: (See p. 64-65 3.15.1 in AMA Manual of Style 10th ed)
Sommerich, CM, Evans, KD, Lavender, SA, et al. Collaborating with sonographers and vascular technologists to develop ergonomics interventions to address work-related musculoskeletal disorders. J Diagn Med Sonogr. 2018;35(1):23–37. doi:10.1177/8756479318810710
Online journal article with 2 authors; article has a DOI:
Whitson MR, Mayo PH. Ultrasonography in the emergency department. Crit Care. 2016;20(1):227. doi:10.1186/s13054-016-1399-x