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Capitalization

Brenda Gregoline

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

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2007
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2009
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9780195382846
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.003.0010
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The first word of every complete sentence should be capitalized. The following should also be capitalized...

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First Word of Sentences, Statements, Quotations, Titles, Subtitles, and Table Headings

Brenda Gregoline

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

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.166
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The first word of every complete sentence should be capitalized. The following should also be capitalized: ▪ The first word of a formal statement that follows a colon Our conclusions may be stated thus: ... More
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Titles and Headings

Brenda Gregoline

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

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.167
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UPDATE: Effective January 18, 2012, our preference for "Web site" will be changed to a preference for "website." (Section 10.2, page 372 in the print.) We will also use "webcast" for "webcam." Caps will ... More
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Proper Nouns

Brenda Gregoline

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/9780195176339.021.168
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Proper nouns are words used as names for unique individuals, events, objects, or places.Capitalize names of cities, towns, counties, states, countries, continents, islands, airports, peninsulas, bodies ... More
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Designators

Brenda Gregoline

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

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.169
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When used as specific designations within a particular article, with or without numerals, capitalize Table, Tables, Figure, and Figures.summarized in Table 2 as seen in the Table the middle third of the ... More
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Types and Sections of Articles

Brenda Gregoline

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

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.170
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UPDATE: We will discontinue using quotation marks to identify parts of an article, but retain the capitalization; eg, This is discussed in the Methods section (not the “Methods” section). This change ... More
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Acronyms and Initialisms

Brenda Gregoline

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

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.171
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Do not capitalize the words from which an acronym or initialism is derived (see , Abbreviations).prostate-specific antigen (PSA) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)Exception: When the words that ... More
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Capitalized Computer Terms

Brenda Gregoline

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

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.172
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Use initial capitals with computer commands, functions, or features.Please do not press the Back button on your browser until we have finished processing your request. Enter one or more search terms and ... More
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“Intercapped” Compounds

Brenda Gregoline

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

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.173
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JAMA and the Archives Journals capitalize trade names according to the spelling of the legal trademarks, even if they begin with a lowercase letter and contain a capitalized letter.She sold her collection ... More
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Titles of Medical Articles

Brenda Gregoline

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

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.386
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Titles of articles take initial capitals when they are in the title position but not when they are in the reference position.In titles and headings, capitalize 2-letter verbs, such as go, do, am, is, ... More

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