JAMA citation generator

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jama citation generator

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What is a JAMA citation generator and how can it help you?

Getting citations and reference lists correctly done can be very confusing and time-consuming.

The JAMA format is widely used for citing sources in medical research.

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If you need to know more about JAMA citations check out our How do I cite in JAMA style? section.

Why, when, and what do I have to cite?

The broad scientific knowledge we have today is the accomplishment of many researchers over time. To put your own contribution in context, it is important to cite the work of the researchers who influenced you.

Cited sources can provide key background information, support or dispute your thesis, or offer important definitions and data. Citing also shows that you have personally read the work.

In addition to crediting the ideas of others that you used to build your own argument, you need to provide documentation for all facts and figures that are not common knowledge.

Common knowledge is knowledge that is known by everyone, or nearly everyone, and can basically concern any subject. An example for common knowledge would be "There are seven days in a week".

The number of sources you cite in your work depends on the intent of the paper. In most cases, you will need to cite one or two of the most representative sources for each key point.

However, if you are working on a review article, the aim is to present to the readers everything that has been written on a topic, so you will need to include a more exhaustive list of citations.

What is the JAMA citation style?

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JAMA stands for Journal of the American Medical Association. The JAMA style was created by the American Medical Association (AMA). The AMA Manual of Style is the official style guide defining the citation rules of AMA.

It is written by the editors of JAMA and the Archives journals, and is most recently published by Oxford University Press in its 11th and current edition. The AMA Manual of Style was first published in 1962 and specifies the writing and citation rules for use in the journals published by the American Medical Association.

While the JAMA style is mainly used for citing sources in medical research, it is also widely used in other fields, by hundreds of other scientific journals, in many textbooks, and in academia.

How do I cite in JAMA?

How to cite in-text in JAMA?

The JAMA style uses superscript arabic numerals for references in-text, e.g. 1 and references are numbered in consecutive order. The superscript number is inserted in the document immediately after the part being cited. If more than one reference is cited at the same point, separate the numbers with commas and no spaces in between. Insert the superscript number:

  • Immediately next to the fact, idea or quotation being cited, e.g. The study included 20 patients.1
  • Outside periods and commas, e.g. While this was observed on multiple occasions, 2,3,4 it cannot be said with certainty that it is true.
  • Inside colons and semi-colons, e.g. Study A pointed to no correlation5; study B reframed the whole concept.6
  • When you cite more than 2 references at a given place in your paper, use hyphens to join the first and last numbers of a closed series and use commas without space to separate other parts of a multiple citation, e.g. As indicated previously,1,5-8,20,23

How do I create a reference list in JAMA?

Include a reference list (named 'References') with full citations at the end of your document. Your reference list must be in numerical order to reflect the order of your in-text citations. The general citation order in JAMA for your reference list is:

  1. Author's last name,
  2. Author's first & middle name initials.
  3. Title in sentence case. Journal Title in Title Case.
  4. Year; volume(Issue#): PP-PP.

Make sure to always include the last name and first and middle initial of the authors without punctuation. Use a comma to separate more than one author in a single bibliographic group (e.g. Silvera A, Albertalli B). Each reference is divided with periods into bibliographic groups. Each bibliographic group contains bibliographic elements, which may be separated using the following punctuation marks:

  • Comma: if the items are closely related or sub-elements of a bibliographic element (e.g. authors' names)
  • Semicolon: if the elements in the bibliographic group are different (e.g. between publisher's name and copyright year), before volume identification data, if there are multiple occurrences of logically related elements within a group
  • Colon: after a connective phrase, before the publisher's name, between title and subtitle

Journal article with DOI:

1. Heidenreich S, Mohr A, Puck J. Political strategies, entrepreneurial overconfidence and foreign direct investment in developing countries. Journal of World Business. 2015;50(4):793-803. doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2015.03.002.

2. Florez H, Martinez R, Chakra W, Strickman-Stein M, Levis S. Outdoor exercise reduces the risk of hypovitaminosis D in the obese. J Steroid Biochem Mol Bio. 2007;103(3-5):679-681. doi:10.1016 /j.jsbmb.2006.12.032.


3. Iosifescu M, Limnios N, Oprişan G. Introduction to Stochastic Models. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2010.

4. Frontera WR. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 3rd ed. London: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2014.

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🔥 What version of JAMA style does the BibGuru JAMA citation generator support?

The BibGuru JAMA citation generator uses the 11th edition of this style, which is the latest one.

👍 How can the BibGuru JAMA citation generator help me?

The BibGuru JAMA citation generator is a software that creates citations and references in JAMA style. This online tool is fast, 100% accurate, with a simple and intuitive interface, and completely free. The BibGuru JAMA citation generator helps you focus on the content of your work instead of worrying about getting your reference list done.

🥪 Does the BibGuru JAMA citation generator create in-text citations?

Yes, the BibGuru JAMA citation generator creates in-text citations for every reference. All you have to do is click the 'Bibliography and in-text citations' view option, and this will automatically create an accurate in-text citation for each source.

⛵️ Is AMA and JAMA citation style the same?

Both the AMA and JAMA style are based on the AMA Manual of Style, the official style guide from the American Medical Association (AMA), written by editors of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). The AMA Manual of Style is currently in its 11th edition.

🤹🏾‍♀️ Does JAMA style require abbreviations for journal titles?

Yes, JAMA style requires the use of the standard National Library of Medicine [NLM] abbreviations for all journal titles. All abbreviations for medical journals can be found in the NLM Catalog.

🏄🏼‍♂️ What version of JAMA style should be used in 2020?

The 11th edition of the AMA Manual of style was released on March 2020. Therefore, this version is the most recent and updated version of AMA that can be used in 2020. However, many institutions are still using the 10th edition.

⛵️ Who created the official guidelines of JAMA style?

The JAMA network of editors are the creators of the official guidelines of the AMA and JAMA style. The About the Authors section of their website lists all names and descriptions of the manual's authors.

🎳 Is JAMA style easy to use for a paper?

Honestly, the references section of the AMA Manual of Style is very complex. However, JAMA style is easy to adopt with the help of BibGuru. Our simple and intuitive interface allows you to create references fast, without having to worry about making mistakes.

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