How to cite an honors thesis in AMA

AMA honorsthesis citation

To cite an honors thesis in a reference entry in AMA style 10th edition include the following elements:

  1. Author(s) of the thesis: 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 honor thesis: Italicize the title and capitalize the first letter of each major word.
  3. Honors thesis: Describe the type of thesis, e.g. Undergraduate honors thesis, Doctoral honors thesis, etc.
  4. Location: Give the name of the city in which the publishing entity was located at the time of publication.
  5. Name of the degree awarding institution: Give the name of the institution.
  6. Year of publication: Give the year of publication.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of an honors thesis in AMA style 10th edition:

Author(s) of the thesis. Title of the honor thesis. [Honors thesis]. Location: Name of the degree awarding institution; Year of publication.

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

Examples

An undergraduate honors thesis by two authors

Zhang IY, Goffin RD. Evil Geniuses at Work: Does Intelligence Interact with the Dark Triad to Predict Workplace Deviance? [Undergraduate honors thesis]. Ontario, Canada: Western University; 2018.

An undergraduate honors thesis by one author

Audino A. Comparing U.S. and French Approaches to Counterterrorism in Africa. [Undergraduate honors thesis]. San Diego, CA: University of San Diego; 2018.

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