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Citation Guide : How to cite ARTICLES IN JOURNALS

How to cite PRINT JOURNAL ARTICLES

Citing Articles from Print Journals Using AMA

Note:

  • Standard abbreviations for journal titles should be used. A list of the abbreviations for commonly cited journals can be found in AMA Manual of Style or you can search for NLM-accpeted abbreviations in PubMed.
  • Do not put a space between the year of publication, volume number, issue number and pages.

Author's Last Name,First InitialMiddle Initial. Article title. Journal title. Year of Publication;Volume number(Issue number):Page(s).

Examples:

1. Palm F, Kleemann T, Dos Santos M, et al. Stroke due to atrial fibrillation in a population-based stroke registry (Ludwigshafen Stroke Study) CHADS(2) , CHA(2) DS(2) -VASc score, underuse of oral anticoagulation, and implications for preventive measures. Eur J Neurol. 2013;20(1):117-123.

2. Runchey S, McGee S. Does this patient have a hemorrhagic stroke?: clinical findings distinguishing hemorrhagic stroke from ischemic stroke. JAMA. 2010;303(22):2280-2286.

Note: The second line on these examples is not inline with the last name on the line above, but in your paper it should be.

 

How to cite ELECTRONIC JOURNAL ARTICLES

Citing Articles from Electronic Journals Using AMA

Note:

  • Standard abbreviations for journal titles should be used. A list of the abbreviations for commonly cited journals can be found in AMA Manual of Style or you can search for NLM-accpeted abbreviations in PubMed.
  • Do not put a space between the year of publication, volume number, issue number and pages.
  • When a DOI is available it is preferable to cite that in place of the URL for the article. 
  • If including a DOI, you do not need to include the date an item was accessed.

Author's Last Name,First InitialMiddle Initial. Article title. Journal title. Year of Publication;Volume number(Issue number):Page(s).URL.Accessed date.

Examples:

1. Florez HR, Martinez RL. Outdoor exercise reduces the risk of hypovitaminosis D in the obese.  J Steroid Biochem Mol Bio. 2007;103(3-5):679-681. doi:10.1016 /j.jsbmb.2006.12.032.

2. Hay PJ. Understanding bulimia. Aust Fam Physician. 2007;36(9):708-712. http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/200709/18554. Accessed October 11, 2009.

Note: The second line on these examples is not inline with the last name on the line above, but in your paper it should be.

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