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Nutrition: AND/AMA Style

Important Resources

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Style

The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics follows AMA style (10th edition, 2007).

Abbreviate journal titles according to National Library of Medicine (NLM) (search the NLM catalog here). If a journal title abbreviation doesn't appear in the NLM catalog, provide the complete title.

Example of a journal reference: Bruemmer B, Harris J, Gleason P, et al. Publishing nutrition research: a review of epidemiologic methods. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009;109(10):1728-1737. 

Include published and updated dates, if available, and access dates for Web sites.

Example of a Web site reference: US Bureau of Labor Statistics. BLS Report 1040. Women in the labor force: A databook. US Bureau of Labor Statistics website. http://www.bls.gov/cps/wlf-databook-2012.pdf. Published February 2013. Revised March 26, 2013. Accessed November 14, 2013.

Use Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), not the 1989 Recommended Dietary Allowances. 

No matter how well known a book or source material (eg, Dietary Reference Intakes, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, MyPlate), it must be included in the list of references if it is mentioned in the paper. Avoid using abstracts or presentations as references; full reports, either published or in press, are preferred.

Read complete instructions on the Journal's Guide for Authors.

AMA Manual of Style (American Medical Association)

National Library of Medicine (NLM)