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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

Medical Indexes  

Bruce McGregor and Harriet S. Meyer

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

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Indexes are essential and highly valued components of medical textbooks and journals. Publishers should hire professional indexers conversant with medical terminology and allot sufficient ... More
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Abbreviations  

Roxanne K. Young

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

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Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines an abbreviation as “a shortened form of a written word or phrase used in place of the whole”3 (eg, Dr for doctor, US for United ... More
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Greek Letters  

Brenda Gregoline

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Greek letters are frequently used in statistical formulas and notations, in mathematical composition, in certain chemical names for drugs, and in clinical and technical terms (see 14.11, ... 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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Eponyms  

Richard M. Glass

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Eponyms are names or phrases derived from or including the name of a person or place. These terms are used in a descriptive or adjectival sense1 in medical and scientific writing to ... More

Units of Measure  

Phil B. Fontanarosa and Stacy Christiansen

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The presentation of quantitative scientific information is an integral component of biomedical publication. Accurate communication of scientific knowledge and presentation of numerical data ... More

Study Design and Statistics  

Margaret A. Winker and Stephen J. Lurie

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Statistical concepts, such as the margin of error in a public opinion poll or the probability of rain or snow, appear in everyday conversation. But, just as one may understand how the heart ... More

Manuscript Editing and Proofreading  

Stacy Christiansen

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

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Corrections often need to be marked on printed manuscripts and typeset copy. The following marks are common in publishing and used by manuscript editors, proofreaders, and others involved ... More
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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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