How to cite an online report in AMA

AMA online report citation

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

  1. Author(s) of 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 report: Italicize the title and capitalize the first letter of each major word.
  3. URL: Give the URL including all its elements (https://www, .com).
  4. Date of publication: Give the month day, and year of publication.
  5. Date of access: Give the month day, and year of retrieval preceded by the word 'accessed' (Accessed June 1, 2004.).

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

Author(s) of report. Title of the report. URL. Published Date of publication. Accessed Date of access.

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


A report retrieved online

Department of Making Pregnancy Safer. Annual report, 2005. 07.01_eng.pdf. Published 2006. Accessed March 4, 2017.

A report by a government agency retrieved online

Bureau of Fiscal Service, Department of Treasury. Financial Report of the United States Government. Published 2018. Accessed April 16, 2019.

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