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Quotations  

Cheryl Iverson

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

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.355
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Use quotation marks to enclose a direct quotation of no more than 4 lines from textual material or speeches (for longer material, see also , Quotation Marks, Block Quotations). When the quotation marks ... More

Single Quotation Marks  

Cheryl Iverson

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

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.358
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section
Use single quotation marks for quotations within quotations.He looked at us and said, “As my patients always told me, ‘Be a good listener.'” ...

So-called  

Cheryl Iverson

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

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.363
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section
A word or phrase following so-called should not be enclosed in quotation marks.The so-called harm principle holds that competent adults should have freedom of action unless they pose a risk to themselves ... More

Titles  

Cheryl Iverson

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

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.357
Item type: 
section
Within titles (including titles of articles, references, and tables), centered heads, and run-in sideheads, use double quotation marks.The “Sense” of Humor ...

Titles of Works  

Cheryl Iverson

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

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.366
Item type: 
section
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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