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How to Cite: AMS

AMA Citation

How to Cite: AMS

AMS style is generally used by mathematics. It features parenthetical citation and a reference list at the end with an alphabetical list of sources used.

Please consult your professor for the citation style they prefer. Always follow any specific guidelines given by your professor, even if they differ from what is explained here.


Select AMA Citation Rules

General reference format (choose the format that best fits your resource):

A. Author, Title of Book. Publisher, Place of Publication, year.

A. Author, Title of Book, Publisher, Place of Publication, year, DOI.

Take note:

Capitalize the first and all main words in the book's title and subtitle if it has one.

Don't include page numbers for a book unless you are citing a specific chapter in a book.

Include the DOI if one is available.



W. -H. Steeb, Continuous Symmetries, Lie Algebras, Differential Equations and Computer Algebra. World Scientific Publishing, River Edge, NJ, 1996,

Book (edited)

A Century of Mathematics: Through the Eyes of the Monthly. Edited by J. Ewing. Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC, 1994,

Book (edited with author)

Y. Bonnefoy, New and Selected Problems. Edited by J. Naughton and A. Rudolf. Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1995.

Edition of a Book

E. C. Titchmarsh, The Theory of the Riemann Zeta-Function. Second edition. Edited and with a preface by D. R. Heath-Brown. The Clarendon Press, Oxford Univ. Press, New York, 1986.


I. M. Gelfand, A. Shen, Algebra. Birkäuser, New York, 1993. Kindle edition,

General reference form (choose the format that best fits your resource):

A. Author, Title of article, Abbrev. Journ. Titl Volume (year) page--page.

A. Author, Title of article, Abbrev. Journ. Titl Volume (year) page--page, URL.

Take note:

Only capitalize the first letter of the title and subtitle of an article unless the title contains a proper noun.


Journal article

S. Leader, What is a differential? A new answer from the generalized Riemann integral, Amer. Math. Monthly 93 (1986) 348--356

Electronic journal

J. M. Bonnet-Bidaud, F. Colas, J. Lecacheux, Search for companions around Sirius, Astron. Astrophys 360 (2000) 991--996,

General reference format: 

A. Author, Publisher of Information, Title of Page (date), URL.


Web Site

D. Velleman, American Mathematical Monthly, submission guides and information for the Monthly (2007), http:www.cs.amberst/~djv/monthly.

Online news source, "California ballot official, ready to print," August 14, 2003,


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