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AMA Citation Style Basics: Print Edited Book

AMA Manual of Style

This guide is intended as a basic introduction to the AMA citation style.

Please consult the AMA Manual of Style for more examples and in-depth information.

See section 3.12 for more print book examples and variations.

See sections 3.7-3.10 for author & title rules

Example of an Edited Print Book

Kolt GS, Andersen MB, eds. Psychology in the Physical and Manual Therapies. Edinburgh, Scotland: Churchill Livingstone; 2004.

Explanation

Editors: Kolt GS, Andersen MB, eds.
Last name first and then abbreviate first and middle names to just the first initial with no spaces, commas, or periods in between. Place a comma between multiple editors. After the comma add ed. (one editor) or eds. (multiple editors) End with a period.


Title & subtitle of the book: Psychology in the Physical and Manual Therapies.
The title and subtitle, if any, are separated by a colon. Capitalize all major words of the title and subtitle. Italicize the title. End with a period.


Volume number and volume title (if applicable):
Give volume number preceded by Vol with no period. End with a period. Ex. = Vol 3. See section 3.12.6 if there is a separate volume title.


Edition number  (if applicable):
Do not indicate a first edition. Give edition number in ordinal format such as 2nd, 3rd and so on followed by ed. End with a period. Ex. = 6th ed.


Place of publication: Edinburgh, Scotland:
Separate the city and state or country by a comma. Use the standard postal abbreviations for states. See section 14.5 for more abbreviation examples. If more than one city is given, use the first only. End with a colon. 


Publisher: Churchill Livingstone;
Use the full name of the publisher from the book's title page but format & abbreviate it per the rules in section 3.12.9 & 14.7. End with a semi-colon. 


Year of Publication: 2004.
List the year of publication, which appears on the title page or the title page verso (back side of title page). End the citation with a period.


Reference: American Medical Association. AMA Manual of Style. 10th ed. Oxford, England: Oxford Universtiy Press; 2007.