AMA Citation & Reference Style

Citation Tips

Citations Tips

 

Are Newspaper names abbreviated like journal titles?

ANSWER:

No. AMA does not abbreviate newspaper names. NOTE: You may add the name of the newspaper's city as part of the newspaper name, to help provide clarity.

What if the newspaper article jumps from one page to another page?

ANSWER:

If the article jumps from one page to another page you are required to include both pages in your citation.

AMA Citation Style for Newspaper Articles

References in Newspaper Articles in PRINT include the following information:

  • Name of author (if given)
  • Title of article
  • Name of newspaper (italicized)
  • Date of newspaper article
  • Newspaper section (if applicable)
  • Page numbers (if applicable)
Type of Entry Reference List

Newspaper Article - Print

Name of author (if given). Title of article. Name of newspaper. Date of newspaper article. Newspaper section (if applicable). Page numbers (if applicable).

McNeil Jr. D. Research: Aspirin may limit cancer for women who have H.I.V., scientists say. New York Times. February 21, 2012:6.

References in Newspaper Articles ONLINE include the following information (Similar format as the print article except includes the URL and accessed date): 

  • Name of author (if given)
  • Title of article
  • Name of newspaper (italicized)
  • Date of publication of newspaper article online
  • Newspaper section (if applicable)
  • Accessed [date]
  • URL
Type of Entry Reference List

Newspaper Article - Online

Name of author. Title of article. Name of newspaper. Date of publication of newspaper article online. Newspaper section (if applicable). Accessed [date]. URL

Ubelacker S. CAMH to "wind down" controversial gender identity clinic service. Globe and Mail. December 5, 2015. Accessed January 28, 2016. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/camh-to-wind-down-controversial-gender-identity-clinic-services/article27766580/

Attribution

Thanks to the George Washington University Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library for the content of this guide, which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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