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Inversions

Bruce McGregor and Harriet S. Meyer

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

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.424
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An inverted form changes the order of a compound term, eg, “leukemia, B-cell.” Inversions are preferred when the indexer, depending on context and the coverage of the book, believes that the reader is ... More

Letter-by-Letter vs Word-by-Word

Bruce McGregor and Harriet S. Meyer

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

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.415
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section
These are 2 styles of alphabetization. Letter-by-letter considers all letters of the entire entry, ignoring spaces between words. Word-by-word sorts by the first word of an entry term, then the next word. ... More

Locators

Bruce McGregor and Harriet S. Meyer

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

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.418
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section
Locators are the citations commonly, page numbers in print indexes that follow the entry to indicate where the material about that entry is found. Locators may also be paragraph numbers, line numbers, ... More

Medical Indexes

Bruce McGregor and Harriet S. Meyer

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

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
eISBN: 
9780195382846
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.003.0013
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780195176339
Indexes are essential and highly valued components of medical textbooks and journals. Publishers should hire professional indexers conversant with medical terminology and allot sufficient time ... More

Online and Electronic Indexes

Bruce McGregor and Harriet S. Meyer

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

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.199
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section
Although indexing services continue to index scientific literature much as in the past, few any longer compile their indexing into the printed monthly and annual cumulations such as Index Medicus or Chemical ... More

Periodical Indexing

Bruce McGregor and Harriet S. Meyer

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

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.197
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Vocabulary control is of particular importance not only for indexes compiled for multiauthor texts, but also for the indexes that appear at the end of the volume year in medical journals. In general, ... More

Subentry Levels

Bruce McGregor and Harriet S. Meyer

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

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.425
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Tullar recommends using more main entries or first-level subentries rather than going beyond a third level of subentry, as in this example, adapted from Tullar: Not:cancer treatment of  pharmacologic   cyclophosphamide ... More

Types of Index

Bruce McGregor and Harriet S. Meyer

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

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.420
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A single index is the most convenient for the reader. However, separate author and subject indexes are common in biomedical publications, especially journals. Separate indexes should be “visually distinct”(p757) ... More

Vocabulary Control

Bruce McGregor and Harriet S. Meyer

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

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.426
Item type: 
section
An entity may be referred to by different names throughout a text. Such variation is common in multiauthor works. Cross-references, double-postings, and parenthetical synonyms help the reader know that ... More

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