Journal Articles

This page provides reference examples for articles published in journals (print and/or online). For more examples and information, please consult Section 3.11 of the AMA Manual of Style (11th Ed.).

Author(s). Title of article. Name of Journal [using NLM abbreviation]. Year;volume(issue):page range. doi:xx.xxxx OR Accessed [Date]. URL



  • Names of journals use the abbreviated titles as cited in the NLM Catalog. Search the NLM Catalog.
  • If an online article has DOI, use that rather than the URL.
  • If an articles doesn't have a DOI, use a URL along with an accessed date.
  • For online-only journal articles without page numbers, use other identifiers, such as e-page numbers or article numbers, if available.


Reference Examples

Article in Journal

Kitajima TS, Kawashima SA, Watanabe Y. The conserved kinetochore protein shugoshin protects centrometric cohesion during meiosis. Nature. 2004;427(6974):510-517. doi:10.1038/nature02312

Article in Print Journal (no DOI)

McCurley A, Jaffe IZ. Mineralocortoid receptors in vascular function and disease. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2012;350(2):256-265.

Article in Online Journal (no DOI)

Laupland KB, Davies HD, Low DE, Schwartz B, Green K; Ontario Group A Streptococcal Study Group. Invasive group A streptococcal disease in children and association with varicella-zoster virus infection. Pediatrics. 2000;105(5):e60. Accessed April 30, 2004. http://pediatrics.aappublications.ord/cgi/content/full/105/5/e60

Article in Online Journal, ePub Ahead of Print

Fea N, Linklater W, Hartley S. Responses of New Zealand forest birds to management of introduced mammals. Conserv Biol. Published online January 8, 2020. doi:10.1111/cobi.13456