How to cite government or agency bulletins in AMA

To cite a government or agency bulletin in a reference entry in AMA style 11st edition include the following elements:

  1. Author(s): If no specific author is given, use the entity that publishes the bulletin.
  2. Title of the bulletin: 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.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a government or agency bulletin in AMA style 11st edition:

Author(s). Title of the bulletin. Place of publication: Publisher; Year of publication.

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


A government bulletin by one author

Acosta RA. Health Insurance Coverage Bulletin. Washington DC: U.S. Department of Labor; 2017.

A bulletin by a government agency

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Visa Bulletin For April 2019. Washington DC: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; 2019.

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