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Official Names

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/9780195176339.022.397
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Capitalize the official titles of organizations, businesses, conferences, congresses, institutions, and governmental agencies. Do not capitalize the conjunctions, articles, or prepositions of 3 or fewer ... More
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Organisms

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/9780195176339.022.394
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Capitalize the formal name of a genus when used in the singular, with or without a species name. Capitalize formal genus names but not traditional plural generic designations (eg, streptococci) or derived ... 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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Proprietary Names

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/9780195176339.022.393
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Capitalize trademarks and proprietary names of drugs and brand names of manufactured products and equipment. Do not capitalize generic names or descriptive terms.The patient had swallowed 46 tablets of ... More
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Seasons, Deities, Holidays

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/9780195176339.022.395
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Do not capitalize the names of the seasons. Do capitalize the names of specific deities and manifestations.Capitalize recognized holidays and calendar events. ...
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Sociocultural Designations

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/9780195176339.022.390
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Capitalize names of languages, nationalities, ethnicities, political parties, religions, and religious denominations. Do not capitalize political doctrines (conservative, progressive). Do not capitalize ... More
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Tests

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/9780195176339.022.396
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The exact and complete titles of tests and subscales of tests should be capitalized. The word test is not usually capitalized except when it is part of the official name of the test. Always verify exact ... More
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Titles and Degrees of Persons

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/9780195176339.022.398
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Capitalize a person’s title when it precedes the person’s name but not when it follows the name.Committee Chair Lawrence Mandelbaum led the meeting. At the meeting, Lawrence Mandelbaum was named committee ... 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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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
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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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