The JAMA (or AMA) citation style is used by the Department of Health Sciences (Physiotherapy). JAMA uses a numbered system of referencing, and is based upon the AMA Manual of Style.
References are indicated by the use of a number in the order of appearance in the article. Superscripted Arabic numbers are used for in-text citations.
Displayed at the end of the article, providing full details of all references cited in-text. References are listed in numerical order, and in the same order in which they are cited in text (not in alphabetical order).
The JAMA style requires:
|Resource type||In-text citation||Reference list|
|Book||Frontera1 states that...||1. Frontera WR. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 3rd ed. London: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2014.|
|Journal article||Ahmed et al2 have identified...||2. Ahmad O, Rowe DB. Adult-onset Alexander’s disease mimicking degenerative disease. Pract Neurol. 2015;15(5):393-395.|
|Thesis||The research is supported by Liangl3...||3.Liang L. Biofunctional upconversion nanoparticles for cancer theranostics [PhD Thesis], Sydney, Australia : Macquarie University; 2016.|
|Conference paper||This was amply demonstrated 4...||4. Milne J, Greenfield D, Braithwaite J. Interprofessional practice: what does it mean to doctors? Paper presented at 5th Annual Emerging Health Policy Research Conference: Menzies Centre for Health Policy; August 11, 2010; University of Sydney.|
|Website||..as can be found online 5...||5. Australia's hospitals 2014–15 at a glance. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Web site. http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129556023. Accessed May 24, 2017.|
|Government report||NSW Health's strategic plans 6...||6. Health System Planning and Investment. NSW State Health Plan: Towards 2021. North Sydney: NSW Ministry of Health; 2014.|
The attached quick guides created by other institutions provide an overview of the JAMA referencing style. In these documents you will find examples for different types of materials and details on specific variations of citations.