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Public Health: AMA Style

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Referencing in AMA Style

The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (JAND) follows the AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors, 10th ed. (available at UA's Science and Technology Library). AMA Manual of Style is the American Medical Association's style manual for writing and publishing research papers.  For guidance, consult the AMA Manual of Style.

General tips:

  • Include all authors when six or less
  • For more than six authors, list first six followed by "et al."
  • Use periods after journal titles/abbreviations
  • Place issue numbers in parentheses
  • List first and entire last page number
  • Whenever possible include DOIs

AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition

The field of nutrition and dietetics uses the style adopted by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or JAND

AMA Sample References

ARTICLES from online databases:

Endevelt R, Baron-Epel O, Viner A, Heymann A. Socioeconomic status and gender affects utilization of medical nutrition therapy. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2013;101(1):20-27. http://dx.doi.org.lib.ezproxy.uakron.edu:2048/10.1016/j.diabres.2013.04.011 

Niknam M, Saadatnia M, Shakeri F, et al. Adherence to a DASH-style diet in relation to stroke: a case-control study. J Am Coll Nutr. 2015; http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07315724.2014.943851

ARTICLE from online database without DOI:

Bland DK, Fankhanel Y, Langford E, Lee M, Lee SW, Maloney, C, et al. Intensive versus modified conventional control of blood glucose level in medical intensive care patients: a pilot study. Am J Crit Care. 2005;14(5):370-376. http://ajcc.aacnjournals.org/content/14/5/370.long. Accessed June 25, 2015.

 

Journal Abbreviations (See p. 472, AMA Manual of Style, 10th Ed.)

Refresher - Elements of a Citation

Sample citation from CINAHL Plus with Full Text database:

AUTHOR’S NAME: Endevelt R, Baron-Epel O, Viner A, Heymann A.
JOURNAL TITLE: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
ARTICLE TITLE: Socioeconomic status and gender affects utilization of medical nutrition therapy
YEAR: 2013
VOLUME: 101
ISSUE: 1
PAGE(S): 20-27
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) [Often found in the article record or full-text of article]
http://dx.doi.org.lib.ezproxy.uakron.edu:2048/10.1016/j.diabres.2013.04.011