AMA Online Resources

Introduction to AMA Style by the SGPP Writing Center

This tutorial provides an online introduction to AMA Style for SMU CRNA students.

Journal Abbreviations

National Library of Medicine search of medical journal titles and their abbreviations. Type the journal name in the search box.

More Abbreviations

Journals recently accepted by NLM for inclusion in MEDLINE (may not yet appear in NLM search above)
AMA Style Blog Get your questions answered online directly from the AMA. The blog has a search box where you can enter a term and find earlier blogs that answer your question, or you can submit your own question.
10th ed. Quick Reference
Citation Format
McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Samford University (Birmingham, AL). Updated to reflect AMA 10th edition
AANA Author Guidelines Links to AANA's guidelines for submitting and formatting manuscripts for publication in the journal.
Official AMA Style Site Information from the AMA about AMA style, including corrections to the 10th ed. (see "Errata") manual and an AMA faq sheet (see "Frequently Asked Questions"). Use menu bar on left of AMA page to access information.

IMRAD: Scientific Reports

When to use and not to use IMRAD. Detailed information about each section of an IMRAD paper. (The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison).

IMRAD:Research Papers

IMRAD is a structure for writing scientific papers. Provides sample headings and a brief description under each. Links to other IMRAD information. (Department of Translation Studies, University of Tampere)

Proposal Writing:
Writing Successful Research Proposals for Medical Science

Debra Schwinn, Elizabeth DeLong, & Steven Shafer. Published in Anesthesiology, 1998.

The Business of Science

Wendy Sanders, American College of Surgeons: Surgical Research Center. Describes the NIH review criteria and tips for writing each section of a proposal.

RxPG Community Website

RxPG Community Website for Medical Students and Doctors. Brief descriptions of sections of a research proposal.

How to Write a Research Proposal

University of Edinburgh Doctoral Training Centre in Neuroinformatics & Computational Neuroscience. A brief and useful guideline for student proposals.
Public Health Writing

Donald Halstead, writing instructor, Harvard School of Public Health. The Writer's Challenge: Credibility, Arguments, and Structure in Public Health Writing. Examines "the key structure of texts and critical arguments in public health writing."

Meta-Analysis Guidelines for writing meta-analyses, with examples.