This guide provides selected information on citing the literature using AMA style. When you need additional information, consult the AMA Manual of Style Online: A Guide for Authors and Editors, 11th ed.
According to the AMA Manual of Style, 11th edition ("Ch 3: References"):
“References serve 3 primary purposes—documentation, acknowledgement, and directing the reader to additional resources. Authors may cite a reference to support their own arguments or lay the foundation for their theses (documentation); as a credit to the work of other authors (acknowledgment); or direct the reader to more detail or additional resources (directing or linking).”
Look over the Preface of AMA 11th edition to see the differences between the 10th edition and 11th edition.
Important changes include
Please note: The AMA manual has no clear formatting rules for papers, so check with professors for their formatting requirements.
These tools can help you to save, organize, and format references in AMA and many other styles.