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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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2007
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2009
eISBN: 
9780195382846
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.003.0001
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9780195176339
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 following ... More

Types of Index

Bruce McGregor and Harriet S. Meyer

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/9780195176339.022.420
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A single index is the most convenient for the reader. However, separate author and subject indexes are common in biomedical publications, especially journals. Separate indexes should be “visually distinct”(p757) ... More
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Types of Tables

Stacy Christiansen

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/9780195176339.022.108
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A table displays information arranged in columns and rows (Example and , Table Components) and is used most commonly to present numerical data. Each table should have a title, be numbered consecutively ... More

Types of Works and Copyright Duration in the United States

Annette Flanagin

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/9780195176339.022.187
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The length of copyright protection in the United States depends on several factors: when the work was created (key dates are before or after January 1, 1978), the number of authors, and the type of work ... More

Typography

Annette Flanagin

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

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2007
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2009
eISBN: 
9780195382846
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.003.0022
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9780195176339
Typography is broadly defined as the composed arrangement and appearance of text and other elements on a surface that involves elements of design. The editor and graphic designer often cooperate ... More
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Typography and Capitalization

Stephen J. Lurie

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/9780195176339.021.299
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In general, variables, unknown quantities, and constants (eg, x, y, z, A, B, C) are set in italics, while units of measure (eg, kg, mL, s, m), symbols (including Greek characters [see , Greek Letters]), ... More

Uniform Labeling

Margaret A. Winker

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/9780195176339.022.502
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The abbreviation ul (for uniformly labeled) may be used without expansion in parentheses: [14C]glucose (ul)Similarly, terms such as carrier-free, no carrier added, and carrier added may be used. In general ... More

Units of Measure

Phil B. Fontanarosa and Stacy Christiansen

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

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2007
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2009
eISBN: 
9780195382846
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.003.0018
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9780195176339
The presentation of quantitative scientific information is an integral component of biomedical publication. Accurate communication of scientific knowledge and presentation of numerical data ... More
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Units of Measure

Roxanne K. Young

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/9780195176339.021.216
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JAMA and the Archives Journals report quantitative values in conventional units. See , Units of Measure, Conventional Units and SI Units in JAMA and the Archives Journals.Use the following abbreviations ... More
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Units of Measure

Stacy Christiansen

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

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.111
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JAMA and the Archives Journals report laboratory values in conventional units (see , Abbreviations, Units of Measure, and , Units of Measure). In tables, units of measure, including the variability of ... More

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