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AMA Citation Style: Newspapers

Citation Tips

Are Newspaper names abbreviated like journal titles?

ANSWER:

No. AMA does not abbreviate newspaper names. NOTE: You may add the name of the newspaper's city as part of the newspaper name, to help provide clarity.

What if the newspaper article jumps from one page to another page?

ANSWER:

If the article jumps from one page to another page you are required to include both pages in your citation.

Newspapers

Newspaper Articles: (Print) 3.13.1

Include the following information:

  1. name of author (if given), 
  2. title of article,
  3. name of newspaper (italicized)
  4. date of newspaper article
  5. newspaper section (if applicable)
  6. page numbers.

Example:
McNeil Jr. D. Research: Aspirin may limit cancer for women who have H.I.V., scientists say. New York Times. February 21, 2012:6.

Newspaper Articles:(Online) 3.15.4

Similar format as the print article except include the URL and accessed date. Include the following information:

  1. name of author (if given), 
  2. title of article,
  3. name of newspaper (italicized)
  4. date of newspaper article
  5. URL
  6. accessed date

Example:

Brown D. Global diabetes rate soars. Washington Post.June 26, 2011. http://www.washingtonpost.com. Accessed March 30, 2012.

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