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11th Edition AMA Citation Style Basics: Formatting Your Paper

Formatting Your Paper

Instructions for formatting the paper are not explicitly stated in the AMA Manual of Style. Please check with your instructor for guidelines on margins, line spacing, fonts, indents, title page, etc.

Headings: Section 2.8 of the AMA Manual of Style recommends using headings, so the paper is easier to read.


  • Create concise Titles & Subtitles
  • Construct an Abstract that summarizes your paper.
  • For a research paper: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion.
  • All other papers: Minimum of 2 headings.
  • Check with your instructor for additional guidance.