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How to cite using AMA in the Health Sciences: Protocols

This guide covers the basics of the American Medical Association's (AMA) citation style.

Format, Example and Tips - Protocols

Elements to include and formatting

Author(s). Protocol name. In: editor(s), ed. Book Title. Edition number (do not indicate 1st edition). Publisher name; copyright year:pages of protocol.


  1. Cappuccino JG, Sherman N. Gram stain. In: Wasfi O, ed. Medical Microbiology Lab Manual for PHARM 232L. Pearson Learning Solutions; 2011:55-57.


  • The AMA Manual of Style does not have a specific example for referencing a protocol—this is a recommended approach which may need to be tweaked depending on the information you have (or don't have).
  • Book titles should be in italics.


Questions about the AMA Manual of Style? 

Contact the librarians at the
NJM Health Sciences Library
200 level, Brodie Centre

The content and design of this page was copied and adapted from the guide "AMA Style: the Basics for Pharmacy Writing" written and developed by Caitlin Carter, University of Waterloo Library.