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American Medical Association style

Rating:        Based on 5 ratings
Reviewed:  5 reviews
Downloads: 8313
Released: Nov 23, 2008
Updated: Apr 1, 2013 by Yves
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

Implementation of the American Medical Association (AMA) reference style.
Yves Dhondt
Style Name
AMA (AMA.xsl)
Supported types
  • ArticleInAPeriodical
  • Book
  • BookSection
  • ConferenceProceedings
  • Case
  • DocumentFromInternetSite
  • Film
  • InternetSite
  • JournalArticle
  • Misc
  • Patent
  • Report
    • Thesis
  • SoundRecording
Note: To use the subtypes (e.g. Thesis), enter the data using the base type (e.g. Report) and set the Type field of the source to the value of the subtype (e.g. Thesis).
  • These styles are made using BibWord.
  • For detailed installation instructions see here.

Reviews for this release

Poorly documented but it DOES work. You just need to be very careful about how you use punctuation in the entries. Authors need to be either Firstname Lastname or Lastname, Firstname. You also separate names with a semi-colon, not a comma (which it uses to separate first and last names). So if you ENTER it in AMA format you get a string of what it thinks is initials (hence the problems).
by jtrudeau on Jul 19, 2012 at 3:27 PM
This is a close approximation of the AMA style. However, it is not correct. The paragraph text needs to be super scripted and the bibliography section is missing options for websites like last updated. It is close to being correct but not. And seeing as this was last updated April 2013 and the last AMA revision was 2012...
by sempifi99 on Dec 27, 2014 at 2:36 AM
The issues with the names are solved with the edit box. Put in each author separately & hit add. Hit OK & authors appear in the field box with commas between last name and initials and an extra space between initials, like was previously stated in the other ratings. This is FYI. It comes out correctly on the Bibliograpy. HOWEVER, neither book author, nor pages show on "Book Section".
by LynnVV on Oct 29, 2013 at 8:47 PM
Doesn't work at all for journal articles with multiple authors. Cites first author and then a string of capital letters for the first and last names of all the other authors. Don't download; waste of time.
by dcperi on Nov 4, 2011 at 4:44 PM
Doesn't handle the authors well, places commas after last names of additional authors (Evans JR, Johnson, RK, ...). Sometimes inverts the last/first name of first author (Jill ER, Johnson, RK, ...). Other stuff looks fine.
by mccaberm on Jan 29, 2009 at 6:36 PM