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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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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.003.0001
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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 ... More
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Abbreviations  

Roxanne K. Young

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

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Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines an abbreviation as “a shortened form of a written word or phrase used in place of the whole”3 (eg, Dr for doctor, US for United ... More

Nomenclature  

Margaret A. Winker, Richard M. Glass, and Harriet S. Meyer

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

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This chapter is devoted to nomenclature: systematically formulated names for specific entities. Biological nomenclature dates back at least to the 18th century. Since the mid-20th century, ... More
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Numbers and Percentages  

Stephen J. Lurie and Margaret A. Winker

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

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Any policy on the use of numbers in text must take into account the reader’s impression that numbers written as numerals (symbols) appear to emphasize quantity more strongly than numbers ... More

Typography  

Annette Flanagin

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

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.003.0022
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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 ... More
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Ethical and Legal Considerations  

Annette Flanagin

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

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This chapter is intended to provide guidance to authors, editors, reviewers, and publishers in the fields of biomedicine, health, and the life sciences. The discussion focuses on ethical ... More
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Editorial Assessment and Processing  

Richard M. Glass

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

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.003.0006
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The principal goals of editing biomedical publications are to select, improve, and disseminate information that will advance the art and science of the discipline covered by the ... More
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Grammar  

Stacy Christiansen

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

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A clear understanding of grammar is basic to good writing. Many excellent grammar books provide a detailed discussion of specific principles (see 25.3, Resources, General Style and Usage). ... More
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Punctuation  

Cheryl Iverson

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

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Periods, question marks, and exclamation points are the 3 end-of-sentence punctuation marks. Periods are the most common end-of-sentence punctuation marks. Use a period at the end of a ... More
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Articles of Opinion  

Richard M. Glass

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

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.16
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Editorials are short essays that usually reflect the views of the editor or the policies of the journal. Editorials may be written by the editor, a member of the editorial staff or editorial board, ... More

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