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JAMA Referencing Style:  About JAMA

UON Library guide to JAMA Referencing Style for UON staff and students

JAMA style 2020

The JAMA or AMA referencing style is widely used in the publications of medical and health sciences. It is a numbered style that uses citation numbers in the text (in-text citations) leading to the relevant numbered entries in the reference list that appears at the end of the work. See an example here.

This guide, based on the 11th edition of the AMA Manual of Style 2020, provides general rules, instructions and examples for citing a range of sources such as articles, books, and government documents. For details, follow the links under How to cite at the left of this page or use the index there.

For a quick overview of the JAMA style, watch the video by Academic Learning Support below

Please Note:

This guide is based on the AMA Manual of Style 11th edition. It provides general guidelines only. Students should always check their Course Outline for any variations required or consult their lecturer.

NEW! Heard about Generative AI (such as ChatGPT), and wondering how to reference it in your assignments?

It is an expectation of the University of Newcastle that all work submitted for assessment is the student's own original work. Prior permission must be obtained from a course coordinator before submitting work generated using an AI tool. 

If using Generative AI is permitted for your course, we've got referencing it correctly covered! See the newly added Generative AI section. 

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