American Medical Association Style

I created an AMA (American Medical Association) style CSL. Anyone who wants to test this can follow these steps:

1) Go to the ticket. (its stashed under a Harvard trac report currently)

2) Click on the attachment labelled ama-raw.csl . Scroll to the bottom of the attachment page and click "Original Format" under "Download in other formats".

3) Open the downloaded CSL file in a text editor (e.g. drag into Notepad or TextEdit) and copy the contents to the clipboard.

4) In a Zotero-enabled Firefox, load chrome://zotero/content/tools/csledit.xul. Open the Zotero pane and select some items. Paste the CSL contents into the large text area, and you should see a preview of the items in the AMA style.

I'm not sure I've got everything covered yet, so let me know.

One thing - at least in Word 2007 it gives an citation superscript, but without page numbers or [] around it. Not sure why.
  • Kudos on this codec. If you can, please make a list of terms you think should be added based on your work on these styles, and post them to the xbib dev list so I can add them to the schema and the locales files.
  • edited November 3, 2007
    Oh, for Dan, I'd suggest that instead of this:


    ... Zotero hosted styles use something like:


    E.g. a) all lower-case, b) strip the extension, and c) more compact/direct syntax.

    Also, remember: one can include an optional cs:link element if you need to point to a different URL for some reason.
  • Bruce: Yup—I was planning to change all our styles to use URLs like that. Thanks.
  • edited November 29, 2007
    Do we have a time frame for release of this style? I've been singing the praises of Zotero to my MPH grad students all semester, only to find out (yesterday) that their term papers need to be submitted in AMA style. Our web people are going to see if they can make this into something you can download from our site, but it'd be great if it were an automatic option.
    Never mind, Dan Cohen just emailed me w/ the location.
  • I have the same question as previous post. My students must also submit their papers using AMA style.
  • Checking back in--I understand that the style will be released w/ 1.0.2, but do we know when that release will occur?

    For now I'm going to instruct the students to download the dev. version of 1.0.2., at
    then install the dev style of AMA, and then we'll just hope for the best.
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