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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 States, ... 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 the ... 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 identical ... More
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Business Firms

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/9780195176339.021.211
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In the text, use the name of a company exactly as the company uses it, but omit the period after any abbreviations used, such as Co, Inc, Corp, and Ltd. In the text, do not abbreviate these terms if the ... 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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2009
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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 the ... More
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Clinical, Technical, and Other Common Terms

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/9780195176339.021.215
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UPDATE: In the list of abbreviations (Section 14.11, page 516 in the print), the material in parentheses after both SD and SE should be deleted and should be replaced by an asterisk. This corrects an ... 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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2007
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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 should ... 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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2009
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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 expedited ... 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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2009
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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 , Nomenclature, ... More
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Local Addresses

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/9780195176339.021.208
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Use the following abbreviations when complete local addresses are given: The hospital was built on Eighth Street. The hospital’s address is 319 W Eighth St.In some cases, these designators may or may ... More

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