How do I cite a chart, table or graph in AMA format?

Answer

AMA does not provide specific guidance on how to cite a chart, table, or graph, librarians have created this guidance based upon the AMA manual. 

 

This guidance is not intended for formal publication/presentation of your paper or presentation outside the Marist community.  For formal publication or presentation, seek permission from the author of the chart, table, or graph before reproducing it.

 

For charts, tables, or graphs, from a book or article, cite the original source in your reference list, essentially treating it as a direct quote, following the formatting rules for that source type.  Caption the chart, table, or graph and place a superscript number next to the caption in-text.  Continue the in-text citation numbering from the previous section of your project.

 

Table 1. Chart showing coyote, red fox, and gray fox stomach contents.1

 

References

  1. Masters HM, Maher CR. Diet reveals potential for competition and coexistence among coyotes (Canis latrans), red foxes (Vulpes vulpes), and gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus). Can J Zool. 2022;100(2):90-97. doi:10.1139/cjz-2021-0103

 

If you are not reproducing the chart, table, or graph within your project, simply cite the original source in your reference list and use a superscript in text where you discuss the chart, table, or graph.

 

For charts, tables, or graphs, from online sources, cite it as you would a website either as a caption for the chart, table, or graph or in the Reference List.

Citation as Caption 

Figure Number. Creator Last Name, Creator First Initial (if one is available) or Name of Organization. Title of Chart, Table or Graph (if no title is provided, a descriptive title can be created by you). Extra description of chart, if necessary.  Website Name.  Publication Date.  Access Date. URL

 

Figure 1. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Physical therapist assistants and aides: percent change in employment, projected 2016-26. PTA Guide. Published August 21, 2023. Accessed May 17, 2024. https://physical-therapy-assistant.org/physical-therapy-assistant-job-outlook-employment-data/

 

Citation in the Reference List

Figure 1. Projected employment of physical therapist assistants and related professions.1

 

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Physical therapist assistants and aides: percent change in employment, projected 2016-26. PTA Guide. Published August 21, 2023. Accessed May 17, 2024. https://physical-therapy-assistant.org/physical-therapy-assistant-job-outlook-employment-data/

 

If you are not reproducing the chart, table, or graph within your project, simply cite it in your reference list and use a superscript in text where you discuss the image.

 

If you need further help, contact a librarian

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  • Last Updated Jun 10, 2024
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