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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eponyms and Words Derived From 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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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.392
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With eponyms, capitalize the proper name but not the common nouns that follow it.Most common words derived from proper nouns are not capitalized. In general, follow the current edition of Merriam-Webster’s ... More
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Events, Awards, and Legislation

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/9780195176339.022.391
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Capitalize the names of historical and special events, historical periods, and awards (but not common nouns that may follow the names). Capitalize the official names of awards and specific parts of laws ... More
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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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Geographic 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/9780195176339.022.389
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Capitalize names of cities, towns, counties, states, countries, continents, islands, airports, peninsulas, bodies of water, mountains and mountain ranges, streets, parks, forests, canyons, dams, and regions.If ... More
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Hyphenated 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/9780195176339.022.387
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In titles, subtitles, table headings, and text headings, do not capitalize the second part of a hyphenated compound in the following instances: ▪ If either part is a hyphenated prefix or suffix (see Temporary ... 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
DOI: 
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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