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Parts of a Manuscript, Headings, Subheadings, and Side Headings 

Manuscript Preparation

Cheryl Iverson

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 was made February 14, 2013. UPDATE: To return to the conventional IMRAD nomenclature, the JAMA Network journals are implementing Discussion rather than Comment as the summary section heading in all article types. This will also alleviate any confusion between the online functionality of leaving comments on an article and the use of Comment as a section heading. This change was implemented April 1, 2013. A consistent pattern of organization

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