How to cite serial publications in AMA

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

  1. Author(s): 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 publication: 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. Serial identifier: Give the number or title of the serial publication to which the source belongs to.

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

Author(s). Title of publication. Place of publication: Publisher; Year of publication. Serial identifier.

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


A monograph by four authors in a serial publication by four authors

Lecheler S, Keer M, Schuck ART, Hänggli R. The Effects of Repetitive News Framing on Political Opinions over Time. Abingdon, UK: Routledge; 2015. Communication monographs.

A report by one author part of a serial publication

Loban W. Language Development: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve. Washington, DC: Office of Education; 1976. NCTE Committee on Research Report No. 18.

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