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Referencing and Citation Management: JAMA Style

A guide to referencing, referencing styles and citation management tools for UON students and researchers

JAMA Style


The physiotherapy discipline requires undergraduate students to use the JAMA Style. The JAMA Style is based on the AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edition). Online access to this manual is available via the Library catalogue.

JAMA reference guidelines are to be followed precisely, including punctuation, capitalisation, and formatting. 

The JAMA Style requires:

  • In-text citations to identify references with superscript Arabic numerals.
  • Number references in the order they appear in the text; do not alphabetize.
  • The list of references to begin on a new page at the end of the written assignment.
  • List all authors and/or editors up to 6; if more than 6, list the first 3 followed by “et al.”
  • For journal references - abbreviate the names of journals (as noted below) and include the issue number in parentheses after the volume number.

Need to find the abbreviation for a journal title to use with JAMA?

‚ÄčSearch for the journal title (or ISSN) using the NLM catalogue, and use the NLM Title Abbreviation.