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AMA 11th Referencing Guide

Referencing guide for the 11th Edition of AMA Style

Journal abbreviations for AMA

Journal Abbreviations:

  • The Journal Abbreviations can be found by looking at the Journal Record in the NLMA catalogue (PubMed).  If your title is not in the PubMed catalogue, the AMA Handbook offers advice for abbreviating journal titles in Chapter 14.  For words that aren't in Chapter 14's list, you can look up the keywords from the title in the NMLA catalogue or the CASSI search tool to see how other titles with the same word have been abbreviated.
  • The ISSN Center maintains a List of Title Word Abbreviations (LTWA) which you can search for words from other languages (TIP: search for parts of the word, like "educ" or "biomed" if it is not finding your complete word).

NB: One word titles are never abbreviated, and the complete word in a title can always be used if an abbreviation cannot be found.

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