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Citing Sources in AMA 11

Brief guide with resources for citing using AMA 11, which was first released in March 2020. Note that the AMA10 guide now redirects to this site because we recommend you use the current version!

How can I get help with citations?

There are many people who can help with citations. If you're having trouble understanding things, have a particularly tricky (or strange) situation, or just want a second set of eyes, please feel free to reach out to us!

A word of encouragement

If you are feeling frustrated by the time-consuming nature of formatting academic work, perhaps you will be encouraged by a study by LeBlanc et al in PLOS One which found that 14 hours was the median time that published authors of research articles reportedly spent on formatting. You're not alone in thinking that these kinds of details are time-consuming, but they are also an important part of learning to communicate in the medical profession. Your paper for class should not require 14 hours of formatting, but it does take time and attention to detail.

Keep at it, don't give up, and ask for help if you need it.

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