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AMA Citation Style

AMA, 11th Edition

AMA citation manual cover AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors

The AMA Manual of Style is the style manual of choice for those in the medical field, including medicine, health sciences, public health, and biomedical research. The guide was created and is updated by the editors of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). This style guide provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language. 

The eleventh edition was released in March 2020. The new edition includes extensive updates on citing digital publications, databases, podcasts, apps, interactive games, and social media platforms. It also discusses ethical and legal issues, including the use of open access and public access material, and discusses proper word usage with a focus on socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and sexual orientation populations.


This page contains information about the updates to the guide as well as effective ways to use the new information in student papers. Please contact the library if you have any questions.

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What's new in the 11th edition of the AMA manual?

A brief overview of AMA 11 from the University of Illinois Chicago: