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AMA Citation Style

Overview of using AMA to format citations

Book Citation Formats

Book - Single author

1. Author, A. A. Title of Work (Title Case*). Edition number. Location: Publisher; (Year of Publication). 


1. Herr, J. Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth& Cengage Learning; (2013).


*Title Case format capitalize all words except prepositions (of, between, through), articles (a, the, an), and conjunctions (but, and, or) unless they begin title or subtitle.

Book - 2 to 6 authors

Author AA, Author2 BB, Author3 CC, Author4 DD, Author5 EE, Author6 FF.  Title of Work: Capital Letters in Subtitle. Edition No. Location: PublisherYear of Publication.


Law M C, Baum CM, Dunn W. Measuring Occupational Performance: Supporting Best Practice in Occupational Therapy. 3rd ed. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Incorporated; 2017.


Book - 7 or more authors

Author AA, Author2 AA, Author3 AA, et al. Title of Work: Capital Letters in Subtitle. edition no. Location: Publisher. Year.

Entire Edited Book


Editor AA, Editor2 BB, Editor3 CC. eds.  Title of Work. edition no. Location: Publisher; Year.


1. Hillegass E. ed. Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy. 4th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2017.


2. Bo K, Berghmans B, Morkved S, Van Kampen M. eds. Evidence-based Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor: Bridging Science and Clinical Practice. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier; 2015.

Chapter not written by book editor:

Author AA, Author2 BB.  Title of chapter. In Editor AA, Editor BB. eds. Title of book. Location: Publisher; Year: pages of chapter.



O'Neil JM, Egan J. Men's and women's gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In Wainrib BR, ed. Gender Issues Across the Life Cycle. New York, NY: Springer; 1992:107-123. 


Chapter by author of book:

Domholdt E. Research problems, questions, and hypotheses. In Rehabilitation Research: Principles and ApplicationsSt. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders; 2005:45-53.

eBook citations follow same rules as citations for print books with the exception that you must include the URL (link) to the item and date accessed.  DOI (Digital Object Identifier) should be provided as it is preferred over an URL.

Author AA. Title of eBook. edition no. Year; doi:xxxxxxxx. 


Gosling J, Jones S, Sutherland I, Jones S. Key Concepts in Leadership. London: Sage Publications Ltd; 2012. doi: 10.4135/9781473914759.


Chapter in eBook:

Author AA. Title of Chapter. In Editor, E. eds Title of Ebook.  Location:Publisher; Year. http://xxxxxxxx. Accessed November 4, 2016. 


St. Pierre P, Frankle M. Shoulder rehabilitation: Is there a role for home therapy? In Bennett J. ed. Physical Therapy: Theory, Practices, And Benefits. Hauppauge, N.Y.: Nova Science Publishers, Inc; 2010. Accessed August 15, 2017.


NOTE: To remove the formatting from an Internet address - after adding the address and clicking space bar the URL will be hyperlinked, strike the backspace key to remove this formatting or highlight address, right-click mouse and select "remove hyperlink."