Free AMA Citation Generator

Updated for 2024

Generate accurate American Medical Association style citations quickly and automatically, with MyBib!

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😕 What is an AMA Citation Generator?

An AMA citation generator is a tool that creates citations in the American Medical Association citation style. It analyzes the details of an article or academic paper--such as author, title, and publish date--and creates a formatted citation with them automatically. The formatted citation can then be used to give credit to others whose work has been referenced in an academic work or paper.

👩‍🎓 Who uses an AMA Citation Generator?

The AMA citation style is a variation of the Vancouver style, adapted by the American Medical Association, and is used in their publications:

  • JAMA
  • JAMA Network Open
  • JAMA Cardiology
  • JAMA Dermatology
  • JAMA Health Forum
  • JAMA Internal Medicine
  • JAMA Neurology
  • JAMA Oncology
  • JAMA Ophthalmology
  • JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • JAMA Pediatrics
  • JAMA Psychiatry
  • JAMA Surgery


If you are writing to be published in an AMA journal, or if you are a student in a health or medical field, then you will likely need to use AMA style citations to reference others' work within yours.

🙌 Why should I use a Citation Generator?

Every academic field, not just medical, will recommend using a tool to record references to others' work in your writing. A citation generator like MyBib can record this data, and can also automatically create an accurate reference list from it, with the necessary in-text citations too.

⚙️ How do I use MyBib's AMA Citation Generator?

MyBib's AMA citation generator was designed to be fast and easy to use. Follow these steps:

  1. Search for the article, website, or document you want to cite using the search box at the top of the page.
  2. Look through the list of results found and choose the one that you referenced in your work.
  3. Make sure the details are all correct, an change any that aren't. Then click Cite!

The generator will produce a formatted AMA citation that can be copied and pasted directly into your document, or saved to MyBib as part of your overall bibliography (which can be downloaded fully later!).

MyBib supports the following for AMA style:

⚙️ StylesAMA
📚 SourcesWebsites, books, journals, newspapers
🔎 AutociteYes
📥 Download toMicrosoft Word, Google Docs