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Inclusive Language  

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/9780195176339.021.185
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Sexist language, racist language, theisticlanguage all are typical of the policing languagesof mastery, and cannot, do not, permit new knowl-edge or encourage the mutual exchange of ideas.    Toni MorrisonJAMA ... More
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Race/Ethnicity  

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/9780195176339.022.405
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UPDATE: We will discontinue using quotation marks to identify parts of an article, but retain the capitalization; eg, This is discussed in the Methods section (not the “Methods” section). This change ... More
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Sex/Gender  

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
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.404
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Sex refers to the biological characteristics of males and females. Gender includes more than sex and serves as a cultural indicator of a person’s personal and social identity. An important consideration ... More
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Age  

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/9780195176339.022.406
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Discrimination based on age (young or old) is ageism. Because the term elderly connotes a stereotype, avoid using it as a noun. When referring to the entire population of elderly persons, use of the elderly ... More
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Sexual Orientation  

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/9780195176339.022.408
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Sexual orientation should be indicated in a manuscript only when scientifically relevant. The term sexual preference should be avoided because it implies a voluntary choice of sexual orientation not supported ... More
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Disabilities  

Roxanne K. Young

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

Print Publication Year: 
2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.407
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According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/), “a disability exists when an individual has any physical or psychological illness that ‘substantially limits’ a major ... More

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