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Capitalization  

Brenda Gregoline

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

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The first word of every complete sentence should be capitalized. The following should also be capitalized...

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Correct and Preferred Usage  

Roxanne K. Young

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

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The second quote, from a 1904 editorial in JAMA, certainly holds true today, but of course, editors do consider manuscripts that are poorly written but are of good science, although they ... More
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Non-English Words, Phrases, and Accent Marks  

Brenda Gregoline

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

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Some words and phrases derived from other languages have become part of standard English usage. Those that have not should be italicized (see 22.0, Typography), and usually a definition ... More
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Types of Articles  

Richard M. Glass

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

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Effective written communication requires the author to consider the intended message and audience and use a form appropriate to both. Medical journal articles usually fit into one of the ... More

Nomenclature  

Margaret A. Winker, Richard M. Glass, and Harriet S. Meyer

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This chapter is devoted to nomenclature: systematically formulated names for specific entities. Biological nomenclature dates back at least to the 18th century. Since the mid-20th century, ... More
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Numbers and Percentages  

Stephen J. Lurie and Margaret A. Winker

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Any policy on the use of numbers in text must take into account the reader’s impression that numbers written as numerals (symbols) appear to emphasize quantity more strongly than numbers ... More
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Glossary of Publishing Terms  

Jennifer Reiling

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

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This glossary is intended to define terms commonly encountered during editing and publishing as well as those editing and publishing as well as those industry terms that also have a more ... More
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Punctuation  

Cheryl Iverson

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

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Periods, question marks, and exclamation points are the 3 end-of-sentence punctuation marks. Periods are the most common end-of-sentence punctuation marks. Use a period at the end of a ... More

Resources  

Jennifer Reiling

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References  

Cheryl Iverson

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

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References serve 3 primary purposes—documentation, acknowledgment, and directing or linking the reader to additional resources. Authors may cite a reference to support their own arguments ... More

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