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AMA 11th Referencing Guide

Referencing guide for the 11th Edition of AMA Style

Chapter of a book

Use this if:

  • Each chapter in the book was written by different authors (the book has editors responsible for the work as a whole), and you are using information that is specific to the individual chapters.
  • Cite each chapter you use separately.

You will need (minimum information in bold):

  • Author(s)
  • Chapter title (in sentence case - not in italics)
  • Editor(s)
  • Book Title (in italics - in Title Case)
  • Volume number and title (if there is more than one volume).
  • Edition number (if it is not the first edition)
  • Publisher's name
  • Latest copyright year
  • Inclusive page numbers
  • Accessed date (if online - only if using URL)
  • DOI or URL (if online)


Standard chapter pattern:

Pay close attention to the punctuation use in these examples – including case, italics, the order of dates and spaces.

Author AA, Author BB. Title of chapter. In: Editor AA, Editor BB, eds. Book Title. Vol no. Nth ed. Publisher; Year:page numbers. Accessed Month DD, YYYY. DOI or URL


  1. Karmakar M. Ultrasound-guided central neuraxial blocks. In: Narouze SN, ed. Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Procedures in Interventional Pain Management. Springer; 2011:161-178. doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-1681-5_12
  2. Shaparin N, Shah A, Gritsenko K. Pharmacological agents: opioids. In: Urman RD, Vadivelu N, eds. Perioperative Pain Management. Oxford University Press; 2013:29-37. Accessed December 16, 2021.
  3. Banasik J. Alterations in cardiac function. In: Copstead L, Banasik J, eds. Pathophysiology. 4th ed. Saunders Elsevier; 2010:429-460.
  4. Dog TL. Botanicals in the management of pain. In: Audette JF, Bailey A, eds. Contemporary Pain Medicine: Integrative Pain Medicine: the Science and Practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pain Management. Humana Press; 2008:447-470.
  5. Varacallo M,  Mair SD. Rotator cuff tendonitis. In: StatPearls. NCBI Bookshelf version. StatPearls Publishing: 2019. Accessed October 24, 2019. [example has been updated 04-04-2022]

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