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Advertising  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.288
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At the same time as the manuscript editing and composition of articles for an issue are proceeding, advertisements are scheduled for specific issues, and possibly for specific positions in an issue ... More
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Appealing a Rejection  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.282
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If a paper is rejected, authors occasionally ask for reconsideration, usually because they believe the reviewers or the editor have misjudged the importance and quality of the submission. This ... More
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Assessment Criteria  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.276
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Two major criteria are central to the evaluation of manuscripts submitted for publication: importance and quality. Importance involves an assessment of whether the work • Represents a scientific ... More
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Composition, Page Makeup, and Web Content  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.286
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Once the author’s and reviewing editor’s changes have been made in the manuscript file, the document is ready to be composed, or made into pages. Before the widespread use of electronic page makeup ... More
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Concealing of Author and Reviewer Identities  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.280
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Among the unsettled issues in peer review are efforts to conceal the identities of authors (and their affiliations) from reviewers, and the question of whether the identities of reviewers should be ... More
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Corrections  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.291
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Errors are an inevitable part of the publishing process. Fortunately, authors or readers commonly call them to the journal’s attention, or they are found during the internal quality-review process, ... More
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Editorial Assessment  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.125
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The assessment process (Figure ) consists of 2 phases: editorial review and peer review. In editorial review, editors first assess submissions for their overall quality and appropriateness for the ... More
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Editorial Assessment and Processing  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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9780195382846
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.003.0006
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The principal goals of editing biomedical publications are to select, improve, and disseminate information that will advance the art and science of the discipline covered by the ... More
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Editorial Decisions  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.275
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On the basis of evaluations by the editors and peer reviewers, submitted manuscripts are either rejected or returned to authors with suggestions for improvement through revision. Authors should ... More
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Editorial Processing  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.126
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Editorial processing refers to the processing of manuscripts after acceptance in preparation for publication (Figure ). With the development of electronic document processing, the term manuscript has ... More
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Index  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.292
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Indexes organized by subject and author’s surname are published regularly in most medical journals. Some journals publish indexes only online and not with their print version. Indexes may be created ... More
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Issue Makeup and Review  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.289
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For each journal issue, the production staff merges the editorial and the advertising material, numbers the pages, prepares the table of contents, and produces an imposition (a list that shows the ... More
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Manuscript Editing  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.285
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After acceptance for publication, a manuscript undergoes copyediting, now often referred to as manuscript editing. Extensive editing for clarity, accuracy, and internal consistency may be necessary ... More
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Peer Review  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.277
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Peer review was first used for biomedical publications by the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh in the 18th century, but it evolved haphazardly and was not used consistently until after World ... More
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Postpublication Review  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.283
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Evaluation does not end with publication. Postpublication review includes letters to the editor that identify flaws or additional implications, rapid online responses to published articles, efforts ... More
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Proofreading  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.287
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The page proofs are checked by a proofreader and by the manuscript editor. In a traditional publishing process, the proofreader checks the manuscript copy word for word against the typeset copy, ... More
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Reprints  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.290
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Authors have the option to purchase reprints or e-prints of their articles. Reprints may also be sold to individuals, organizations, or companies interested in disseminating the article (see , ... More
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Revision  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.281
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If an editorial decision is made to request revision of a submitted manuscript, the author should receive specific recommendations from the editor about how to improve the paper, in addition to ... More
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Selection of Reviewers  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.278
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The selection of peer reviewers and the number of reviewers for a particular submission are matters of editorial judgment. Peer reviewers are usually experts who are not part of the journal staff. ... More
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Statistical Review  

Richard M. Glass

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.279
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Reviewers with expertise in statistics (including the assessment of study design and research methods) are essential to evaluate the quality of original research reports. Such reviewers may serve as ... More

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