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Physician Assistant Program


  • The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) requires AMA format for submission (this is a major journal that student capstones will be submitted to for consideration)

From the JAAPA Instructions for authors:

References. Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their references and for correct text citation (see Sourcing, above). For editing purposes, manuscripts with references must be formatted using the form prescribed in the AMA Manual of Style or the Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. Use the abbreviations for journal titles provided on PubMed. Note that submissions using APA style will not be accepted.


Citation Management Software

Citation management software is also very helpful for saving and managing all your references, and generating formatted citations in thousands of different styles.  I highly recommend choosing a citation management software and getting familiar with it, especially if you plan to continue research and publication after graduation.  The library recommends either EndNote or Zotero.

EndNote can be downloaded for free from Once you graduate you will have to buy updates to the software.

Zotero is free and open-source and can be downloaded at Zotero is completely free up to 300 MB of storage.

See the guides below for more information.