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JAMA Citation Guide

Elements used in Citing Books

Citations for books, chapters in books, etc. should include the following basic information. If the source does not have one of these elements, skip it.

  • Authors' last name followed by his/her first and middle initials
  • Chapter title
  • Last name and first and middle initials of book authors or editors (or translator, if any)
  • Title of book and subtitle, if any
  • Volume number and volume title, when there is more than 1 volume
  • Edition (do not indicate 1st)
  • Place of publication
  • Publisher
  • Year of copyright
  • Page numbers, when specific pages are cited
  • URL (Electronic articles onle)
  • Accessed date (Electronic articles only)
  • DOI (Electronic articles only)

Citing an Entire E-Book

ONE AUTHOR OR EDITOR Author or Editor's name, ed. Title of book in italics. Edition number, if it is second number and above. City, State (or country) of publisher: Publisher's name; Copyright year. URL: Assessed date
Auerbach PS. Wilderness Medicine. 6th ed. Maryland Heights, MO: Mosby Elsevier; 2012. https://www.clinicalkey.com/#!/browse/book/3-s2.0-C2009039724X. Accessed October 6, 2014.
 
TWO OR MORE AUTHORS OR EDITORS Authors or editors names, eds. Title of book in italics. Edition number, if it is second number and above. City, State (or country) of publisher: Publisher's name; Copyright year. URL: Assessed date.
Callen JP, Jorizzo JL, Bolognia JL, Piette WW, Zone JJ. Dermatological Signs of Internal Disease. 4th ed. New York:Elsevier; 2009. Accessed October 6, 2014

Citing an Chapter in an E-Book

ONE AUTHOR OR EDITOR Author of chapter/article. Title of chapter/article. In: Editor's name, ed. Title of Book in italics. Edition number if it is second number and above. City, State (or country) of publisher: Publisher's name; Copyright year: Inclusive pages. URL: Assessed date.
Lombard J. Postmortem. In: Sapphire, P, ed. The Disenfranchised: Stories of Life and Grief When an Ex-Spouse Dies. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing; 2013:179-185. http://site.ebrary.com/lib/medlibucf/reader.action?docID=10769525. Accessed October 6, 2014.
 
TWO OR MORE AUTHORS OR EDITORS Author of chapter/article. Title of chapter/article. In: Editor's names, eds. Title of book in italics. Edition. City, State of publisher: Publisher's name; Copyright year: Inclusive pages. URL: Assessed date.
Fields HL, Martin JB. Pain: pathophysiology and management. In: Longo,DL, Fauci AS, Hauser SL, Kasper DL, Loscalzo J, Jameson JL, eds., Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine.18th ed. New York:,McGraw-Hill; 2012: 71-73. http://www.accessmedicine.com.ezproxy.med.ucf.edu/resourceTOC.aspx?resourceID=4. Accessed November 22, 2013.

Citing Print Books

ONE AUTHOR Author's last name, Author's first and middle initial, eds. Title of book in italics. Edition number, if it is second edition or above. City, State (or country) of publisher: Publisher's name; Copyright year.
GIlbert SF. Developmental Biology. 8th ed. Sunderland, Mass: Sinauer Associates; 2006.
 

TWO OR MORE AUTHORS

(List all authors if six or less, otherwise list three followed by "et al")

Authors' last names authors' first and middle initials, all separated by commas. Title of book in italics. Edition number, if it is second edition or above. City, State (or country) of publisher: Publisher's name; Copyright year.
Zitelli BJ, McIntire SC, Nowalk AJ, eds. Zitelli and Davis' Atlas of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA : Saunders/Elsevier; 2012.
 
EDITED PRINT BOOK Editors' last names editors' first and middle initials, all separated by commas, eds. Title of book in italics. Edition number, if it is second edition or above. City, State (or country) of publisher: Publisher's name; Copyright year.
Smedley BD, Stith AY, Nelson AR, eds. Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. Washington D.C.: National Academy Press; 2003.
 
CHAPTER OR AN ARTICLE FROM A PRINT BOOK Article author(s) last name, article author(s) first and middle initials. Title of the chapter/article. In Editor's last name, first and middle initials, ed. Title of Book in italics. Edition number, if it is second edition or above. City, State (or country) of publisher: Publisher's name; Copyright year: Pages or chapter number.
Cohen M. Chronic and acute. In: Sapphire P, ed. The Disenfranchised. Amityville, New York: Baywood Publishing; 2013: Chapter 12.