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Configuring AMA (Vancouver) & Endnote

To download AMA 11th style to your EndNote Library:

  1. Go to the webpage above for AMA 11th Style. Download and save the style to your computer.
  2. Double click on the downloaded style to open it within EndNote.
  3. EndNote should automatically open in the style template window. Click File menu and choose Save As.
  4. Name the style as you wish. If the word “Copy” appears at the end, you may wish to remove it. You can then click Save.
  5. Close the style by clicking the File menu and then Close Style.
  6. The style will now be available to select for formatting with EndNote.

To choose your Output Style in EndNote:

  1. In the EndNote toolbar at the top of the window, see the Bibliographic Output Style selection pane.
  2. The style that is presently selected can be changed by clicking the dropdown arrow.
  3. If the dropdown list does not include AMA 11th, click Select Another Style to browse the EndNote Choose A Style list. Scroll to AMA 11th in the list, highlight it, and click Choose.
  4. If you cannot find AMA 11th in the Choose A Style list, see the tab Installing AMA 7th output style above.

X9 Select output style

One of the features of AMA style are the special abbreviations of the journal names. These abbreviations come from a specific list created by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in the US. This "terms list" must be configured separately in EndNote to ensure that journal names abbreviated properly in your references. Follow the steps below to set up the terms list.  

  1. In EndNote X9/X8/X7..., go to "Tools > Open Term Lists > Journal Terms List".
  2. Highlight the first journal, and press [Ctrl]+A on the keyboard to highlight all the terms (on a Macintosh, this would be [Command]+A). Note: If the Journal Terms List is empty, skip to step 4.
  3. Next, press the "Delete Term" button to the right to empty the list of old terms.
  4. Go to the "Lists" tab at the top, and click on the "Import List" button.
  5. Browse to the Term Lists folder within the EndNote folder, and choose to open the Medical text file.

For more information, see EndNote: Generate full or abbreviated journal names.