How to cite an annual report in AMA

AMA annual report citation

To cite an annual report in a reference entry in AMA style 11st edition include the following elements:

  1. Author(s) of the report: Give the last name, and initials of up to six authors (e.g. Watson J). For more authors only the first three are listed, followed by et al.
  2. Title of the annual report: Italicize the title and capitalize the first letter of each major word.
  3. Place of publication: Give the name of the city in which the publishing entity was located at the time of publication.
  4. Publisher: Abbreviate the publisher's name.
  5. Year of publication: Give the year of publication.
  6. Report number: Give the report number if available.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of an annual report in AMA style 11st edition:

Author(s) of the report. Title of the annual report. Place of publication: Publisher; Year of publication. Report No. Report number.

Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the AMA style guidelines in action:


An annual report by a government agency

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Accomplishments 2015. Falls Church, VA: Office of Law Enforcement; 2015.

An annual report by a company

Hess Corporation. Annual Report. New York, NY: Hess Corp; 2018.

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