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SMER: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences: AMA Citation Style

AMA Citation Style

The AMA citation style was created by the American Medical Association.  The recommended resource for this style is 

Why and How Do I Cite Sources?

Why do you need to cite sources?
While preparing a research paper, you will gather information that supports your ideas, which you find in works created by others. A citation gives your reader the information needed to locate these works. If you don't credit the authors by citing their works in your paper, you are committing plagiarism, which is not acceptable at Northampton Community College.

For help with citations, pick up one of these handouts at any campus Library or Learning Center, or view the handouts online, at the links below:


Citing the Journal of Athletic Training

Example of Online Journal citation

Hall EA, Docherty CL, Simon J. Strength-training protocols: a randomized controlled trial. J Athl Train. 2015;50(1):36-44. doi:10.4085/1062-6050-49.3.71. Accessed September 20, 2017.


Explanation of parts in the example

Authors = Hall EA, Docherty CL, Simon J.


Title of article = Strength-training protocols: a randomized controlled trial.


Journal name abbreviated =  J Athl Train


Year of publication = 2015


Volume (issue) = 50(1)


Pages = 36-44


DOI = doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-49.3.71


Accessed date (the date that you printed the article) = Accessed September, 20, 2017.