AMA (Vancouver) Skeleton Guide for JCU students
The following guidelines are based on the minimum requirements for AMA citations. AMA style requires this core information for each citation (additional details can be added where appropriate – see the relevant pages in the full JCU AMA guide).
Pay close attention to punctuation use in the examples – including case, italics, the order of dates and spaces.
A DOI is preferable to a URL if one is available. No accessed date is required for the DOI because it is a permanent identifier.
Print journal article
Books (whole book)
AMA Style is a variation of the Vancouver system that is used by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and other publications by the AMA. We are currently following the 11th edition of the AMA style guide.
AMA is a documentary-note style, which means you put a number in your text to cite sources of information and the reference list is in numerical order.
In text citations are in superscript1 and in order of citation (the first citation is 1 the next is 2). If you use the same source again, you keep the same number (the source you used for the first citation is always 1, even if you use it again after 6).
See the page on In Text Numbering for more detail.
If you are using EndNote, the style to chose is JAMA 11th.
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