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11th Edition AMA Citation Style Basics: Print Edited Book

AMA Manual of Style


This guide is intended as a basic introduction to the AMA 11th edition citation style.

See Section 3.12 for more info on referencing an Edited Print Book.

Example of an Edited Print Book

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


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): N/A
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): N/A
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.

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.