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NUTR 439/539: Communications in Dietetics

AMA Citation Basics

AMA style has the following basic requirements for reference lists:

  • Within the body of the text, references should be numbered consecutively with superscript arabic numerals
  • At the end of the document, references should be listed in numerical order
  • Two references should not be combined under a single reference number
  • Abbreviate names of journals to the format listed in the NLM catalog (search for the journal by title to get the abbreviation)
  • For 1-6 authors, list each author; for 7 or more authors, list the first 3 followed by “et al.” (without the quotation marks)