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Format, Example and Tips - Journal Article - online (URL only)
Elements to include and formatting
Author(s). Article title. Abbreviated Journal Name. Year;volume(issue):pages. Publication date. Updated date. Accessed date. (if dates are available). URL (no period after the URL)
- Cain J, Scott DR, Akers P. Pharmacy students' Facebook activity and opinions regarding accountability and e-professionalism. Am J Pharm Educ. 2009;73(6):1-6. Published October 1, 2009. Accessed February 4, 2020. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2769526/pdf/ajpe104.pdf
- If the article does have a DOI, then cite the DOI and not the URL. See the DOI example for more information.
- Authors. For 1-6 authors include all names. More than 6 authors, include first three names followed by ,et al.
- Journals may not always include vol/issue/page numbering, and/or may include an article number in place of these details. Include the details you have in this area.
- Abbreviated journal name is in italics.
- Journal abbreviations. AMA employs journal abbreviations as set by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Journals referenced in the NCBI Databases.
- Use PubMed or OVID Medline to locate the appropriate abbreviation.
- Check the abbreviation from your reference management program.
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