Type the name of the author in inverted (last name first) format without periods. Do not use "and" between names; use a comma to separate more than one name, and place a period at the end.
If the article has one to six authors, list all of the authors in the order that they appear in the article.
If the article has six or more authors, list the first three and then add "et al." at the end.
SEE ALSO: Section 3.7 of the AMA Manual of Style for more information about authors.
Capitalize the first letter of the first word and any other proper names (e.g. United States) as well as any abbreviations that are normally capitalized (e.g. DNA). Place a period at the end of the title. Do not capitalize the first letter of the first word of the sub-title.
Do not use quotation marks (unless they are part of the original title) and do not put the title into italics.
Use the abbreviated form of the journal title as it appears in the PubMed Journals database. You can find this by searching for the journal title and checking the "NLM Title Abbreviation" field for the correct abbreviation. Include the city if one is listed.
Use italics and end with a period.
Year - Enter the year followed by a semicolon (;).
Volume/Issue - Enter the volume and issue number. Put parentheses around the issue number and end with a colon (:).
Page Range - Enter the start and end page numbers separated by a hyphen. Place a period at the end.
There are no spaces between any of these elements.
If the article is only available online and there are no page numbers, look for some other type of identifier, such as an e-page number or an article number, and enter that in place of the pages.
Final Element - If there is a DOI available for the article, type "doi:" and then the number. Do not put "doi" into all caps. Do not place a period at the end.
If there is no DOI available, enter the URL for the article and place a period at the end. Then type "Accessed" and the full date when you viewed the article. Place a period at the end after the date.