How to cite a magazine article in AMA

AMA magazine article citation

To cite a magazine article in a reference entry in AMA style 11st edition include the following elements:

  1. Author(s) of the article: 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 article: Do not italicize article titles. Capitalize the first letter of each major word.
  3. Title of the magazine: Italicize the title and capitalize the first letter of each major word.
  4. Date of publication: Give the month day, and year of publication.
  5. Volume number: Give the volume number preceded by Vol and end with a period (e.g. Vol 3.).
  6. Issue number: Give issue number in parentheses, if available.
  7. Page numbers: Give the initial page number, a hyphen, and the final page number, followed by a period.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a magazine article in AMA style 11st edition:

Author(s) of the article. Title of the article. Title of the magazine. Date of publication; Volume number (Issue number): Page numbers.

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


An article by three authors from a scientific magazine

Danzer L, Grünbaum B, Shephard GC. Equitransitive Tilings, or How to Discover New Mathematics. Math Magazine. April, 1987; 60(2): 67-89.

An article by four authors from a technology magazine

McCarthy J, Minsky ML, Rochester N, Shannon CE. A proposal for the Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence. AI Magazine. December 15, 2006; 27(4): 12-14.

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