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AMA Style Guide : References

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Basic Formatting

References should be numbered consecutively in the order they were cited in text.

List the number and then indent 1/2 inch and begin the reference citation.

Authors are listed by Last name and First and Middle name initials (if available)

1. author: Doe JF.

2. authors: Doe JF, Roe JP

3-6 authors: Doe JF, Roe JP, Coe R, Pose M, Hanson T.

6 or more authors Doe JF, Roe JP, Coe R, et al.

Only capitalize the first word of a journal article title, proper names, and abbreviation normally capitalized. All other words in the title should be lower case.

Abbreviate the name of the journal. Italicize all Journal titles.

Look up journal abbreviations from: NLM Catalog: Journals referenced in the NCBI Databases

Capitalize the major words of Book and movie titles. Italicize all book and movie titles.