Skip to Main Content

Citation Styles

American Medical Association Citation Guide Banner

AMA Style Basics

AMA Citation Style is mainly used in the field of medical research.

It lists references numerically in the order they are cited in the paper.

  • Each reference is given it's own numeral, even if you've cited it once before.

In text citations are numerals (1, 2, 3...) in superscript following the reference.


In Text

According to Leppink et al1


1. AuthorLastname FM. Title in sentence case. Abbreviated Journal Title in Title Case. Year;volume(Issue#):PP-PP. doi: ##

1. Leppink EW, Odlaug BL, Lust K, Christenson G, Grant JE. The young and the stressed: stress, impulse control, and health in college students. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 2016;204:931-938.

For more specific citation examples check out the OWL Purdue AMA guide.

AMA Style Resources


We Appreciate Feedback!

Have you discovered a broken link? Found this guide to citation styles useful? Want to suggest an update?

Contact us through:

We love to hear from you!