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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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2007
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2009
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9780195382846
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.003.0014
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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
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Academic Degrees, Certifications, and Honors  

Roxanne K. Young

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

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.205
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The following academic degrees are abbreviated in bylines and in the text when used with the full name of a person. (See also , Names and Titles of Persons.) In some circumstances, however, use of ... More
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US Military Services and Titles  

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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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.206
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JAMA and the Archives Journals prefer that the author’s nonmilitary academic degree(s) be used in bylines, eg, Christopher Lee, MD, not Col Christopher Lee, USAF, MC. If used in the text, the ... More
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Days of the Week, Months, Eras  

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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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.207
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Generally, days of the week and months are not abbreviated.The manuscript was received at JAMA’s editorial offices in late December 2004 and accepted for publication on January 5, 2005, after ... More
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Cities, States, Counties, Territories, Possessions; Provinces; Countries  

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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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.209
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At first mention, the name of a state, territory, possession, province, or country should be spelled out when it follows the name of a city. (Because the majority of authors and readers of JAMA and ... More
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Names and Titles of Persons  

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/9780195176339.021.210
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Given names should not be abbreviated in the text or in bylines except by using initials, when so indicated by the author. The editor should verify the use of initials with the author. (Some ... More
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Agencies and Organizations  

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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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.212
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Many organizations (eg, academies, associations, government agencies, research institutes) are known by abbreviations or acronyms rather than by their full names. Some of these organizations have ... More
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Collaborative Groups  

Roxanne K. Young

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

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.213
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Collaborative groups include study groups, multicenter trials, task forces, expert and ad hoc consensus groups, and periodic national and international health surveys. Such an entity’s full name ... More
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Elements and Chemicals  

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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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.217
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In general, the names of chemical elements and compounds should be expanded in the text at first mention and elsewhere in accordance with the guidelines for clinical and technical terms. (See also , ... More
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Radioactive Isotopes  

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/9780195176339.021.218
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In general, the expanded terms for radioactive isotopes are used in JAMA and the Archives Journals, as described in , Nomenclature, Isotopes, with exceptions noted, for example, in radioactive ... More

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