Skip to Main Content

AMA 11 Citation & Style

Brief guide with resources for citing using AMA 11.

References - Quick Tips

  • Number references consecutively with arabic numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text.
  • If the citation extends to a second line, do NOT indent (as in APA).
  • Author names are written as Lastname FirstinitialMiddleinitial with no punctuation in between (e.g. Slade SC). Use commas between names if there are multiple authors.
  • Journal titles are abbreviated and in italics. Use the NLM abbreviations for journal titles (link below)
  • For title of journal article: capitalize only the first word and any proper nouns
  • For journal page numbers and dates: year followed by a semicolon; the volume number and the issue number (in parentheses) followed by a colon; the initial page number, a hyphen, the final page number followed by a period and are set without spaces.
  • URLS / DOI: use the DOI whenever available (this is preferable to the URL), but include a URL is there is no DOI


1. Slade SC, Finkelstein DI, McGinley JL, Morris ME. Exercise and physical activity for people with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: a systematic review. Clin Rehabil. 2020;34(1):23-33. doi:10.1177/0269215519877235

Where to Find Journal Title Abbreviations

Western Technical College

Western Technical College Learning Commons
Student Success Center, Room 201
400 7th Street North
La Crosse, WI 54601
State Relay: 711
EEO Statement

Learn more about Western and the Learning Commons.
The Learning Commons provides library and academic support services on campus and online. The Learning Commons will set you up for success!

Creative Commons License
Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. For details and exceptions, see the Library Copyright Statement.
©2023, Western Technical College

If you are experiencing disability related accessibility issues with any information on this website, please email or call 608-785-9524.