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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
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9780195382846
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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 following ... 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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The first word of every complete sentence should be capitalized. The following should also be capitalized...

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Correct and Preferred Usage

Roxanne K. Young

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

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The second quote, from a 1904 editorial in JAMA, certainly holds true today, but of course, editors do consider manuscripts that are poorly written but are of good science, although they may ... More
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Non-English Words, Phrases, and Accent Marks

Brenda Gregoline

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

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Some words and phrases derived from other languages have become part of standard English usage. Those that have not should be italicized (see 22.0, Typography), and usually a definition should ... More

Medical Indexes

Bruce McGregor and Harriet S. Meyer

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

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Indexes are essential and highly valued components of medical textbooks and journals. Publishers should hire professional indexers conversant with medical terminology and allot sufficient time ... 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 States, ... 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, many ... More
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Eponyms

Richard M. Glass

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

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Eponyms are names or phrases derived from or including the name of a person or place. These terms are used in a descriptive or adjectival sense1 in medical and scientific writing to describe ... More
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Greek Letters

Brenda Gregoline

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

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Greek letters are frequently used in statistical formulas and notations, in mathematical composition, in certain chemical names for drugs, and in clinical and technical terms (see 14.11, Abbreviations, ... 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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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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