AMA format was created by the American Medical Association and is primarily used for citing sources in medical research. The AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, is the primary source for citation style guidelines.
AMA Style Examples
Author, A, Author, BB. Title of Article. Title of Journal. Year; Volume:page range. URL or DOI.
Wheeler T, Watkins PJ. Cardic denervation in diabetes. BMJ. 1973;4:584-586.
Author(s) [if given]. Title. Website Name. URL. Published [date]. Updated [date]. Accessed [date].
Living With Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes.org. http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/recently-diagnosed/living-with-type-1-diabetes.html. Published February 9, 2015. Accessed April 7, 2015.
Author, AA. Title. City, State: Publisher; Year.
Silverstein A, Silverstein VB, Nunn LS. Cancer. Minneapolis, MN: Twenty-First Century Books; 2006.
'IMRAD' structure is a direct reflection of the process of scientific discovery according to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).1
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) “Uniform Requiremenets” note that “”[t]his so-called ‘IMRAD’ structure is not simply an arbritrary publication format, but rather a direct reflection of the process of scientific discovery." 2(p5) *
*For direct quotes page number is optional.