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I'm submitting and article to Translational Behavior Medicine and their formatting requirements are for everything to be in accordance with APA, except citations/references, which must be in AMA format. I've been trying to figure out how to modify apa6.cls but I'm getting lost. My preamble begins with

\documentclass[man, apacite, letterpaper]{apa6}

and when I've tried to change the apacite option to natbib or biblatex, I get errors.

I've used LaTeX quite a bit, but I have never really gotten into the back-end stuff, so I'm a bit lost. Any help with modifying apacite or suggestions for other workarounds would be greatly appreciated.

As requested, I'm also including a descrition of AMA style as provided by the journal.

  1. Cite references in text using numbers in square brackets (e.g., “Behavioral Medicine spans many disciplines [1,2]….”)

  2. Journal article with one to six authors: Salwachter AR, Freischlag JA, Sawyer RG, Sanfey HA. The training needs and priorities of male and female surgeons and their trainees. J Am Coll Surg. 2005; 201: 199-205.

  3. Journal article with seven or more authors: Fukushima H, Cureoglu S, Schachern PO, et al. Cochlear changes in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Otolaryngology. 2005; 133: 100-106.

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  • Welcome to TeX.SE. For those of us who aren't fully familiar with the AMA style for citation call-outs, could you provide a link to a site that explains the issues and/or provide some examples of how AMA-style citation call-outs differ from those that adhere to APA6 guidelines? – Mico May 23 '17 at 19:38
  • shouldn't there be a template provided by the journal you're going to publish in? – naphaneal May 23 '17 at 20:03
  • The apa6 class is independent of the apacite package and any other method for doing citations. See What is the relationship between natbib, apacite package, and apa document class?. So if there is an existing AMA bibliography style for either natbib or biblatex then you can use that, but otherwise you would need to modify an existing style, in which case I would use biblatex. – Alan Munn May 23 '17 at 20:29
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    @AlanMunn I did not see an existing AMA bibliography for natbib or biblatex package. An ama.bst file does exist though. Does this help? – vb1234 May 23 '17 at 22:38
  • @Mico Thanks for the welcome. As requested, I added a description to the original post. On a separate issue, how can I get the code and packages text to the the nice formatting with the grey background? – vb1234 May 23 '17 at 22:40

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