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About the Authors

Cheryl Iverson, MA, chair of the committee that prepared the 10th edition of the AMA Manual of Style, has worked for over 35 years in the Editorial group at JAMA/Archives (now The JAMA Network). She has been active in the Council of Science Editors, has taught medical editing in the University of Chicago Publishing Program and Writing for Publication in a Scientific Journal as part of the New England Epidemiology Summer Program. She is on the editorial board of the Council of Science Editor’s Science Editor and also chaired the committees that prepared the 8th and 9th editions of the AMA Manual of Style.

Stacy Christiansen, MA, managing editor, JAMA, has worked in medical publishing for more than 16 years. She has taught in the University of Chicago Medical Writing and Editing Program and is an active member of both the Council of Science Editors (including coordinating the annual Short Course for Manuscript Editors) and the American Medical Writers Association.  She was a coauthor of the 9th edition of the AMA Manual of Style.  She writes all the tweets for the AMA Manual of Style.

Annette Flanagin, RN, MA, is executive managing editor for JAMA and vice president of Editorial Operations for The JAMA Network. She served as a coauthor of the 9th edition of the AMA Manual of Style and has been a journal editor for more than 25 years. She is a past president of the Council of Science Editors and serves as the coordinator of the International Congresses on Peer Review in Biomedical Publications. She participates in research, gives lectures, and publishes articles on issues related to scientific publication for authors, editors, and publishers.

Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA, is the executive editor of JAMA and vice president of Scientific Publications and Multimedia Applications at the American Medical Association. Dr Fontanarosa has been an editor at JAMA since 1993 and served as interim co-editor in chief of JAMA in 1999. Dr Fontanarosa received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio and was selected as the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus. He is board certified in emergency medicine, received an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and is an adjunct professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.  He was a coauthor of the 9th edition of the AMA Manual of Style.

Richard M. Glass, MD, was a JAMA deputy editor from 1989 through 2010, was a coauthor of the 9th edition of the AMA Manual of Style, and has served on the editorial board of the Archives of General Psychiatry (now JAMA Psychiatry). He recently retired from seeing patients and teaching at the University of Chicago and is now an associate editor for JAMA.

Brenda Gregoline, ELS, manages the copyediting team for 5 of The JAMA Network specialty journals. She is a member of the Council of Science Editors and has worked in scientific publishing for 20 years.  She coordinates AMA Style Insider (the blog for the AMA Manual of Style).

Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, was a senior editor at JAMA. He is currently on the faculty at the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Harriet S. Meyer, MD, was the JAMA book review editor from 1979 through 2006 and was a coauthor of the 8th and 9th editions of the AMA Manual of Style.

Margaret A. Winker, MD, is senior research editor at PLOS Medicine; her responsibilities include screening and assigning author presubmission inquiries, handling and reviewing papers from submission to rejection or publication, running editorial meetings, editor education, and the occasional tweet.  She joined PLOS Medicine  in June 2012 after 20 years as an editor at JAMA.  She is a coauthor of the 9th edition of the AMA Manual of Style, as well as past president and current website chair of the World Association of Medical Editors.  She is board certified in internal medicine and completed fellowships in geriatrics and clinical pharmacology.

Roxanne K. Young, ELS, is director of the Department of Medical Humanities of JAMA and has been an editor with JAMA since 1977. She is editor of JAMA's Piece of My Mind column and has edited 2 collections of the essays (winner of the 2001 Morris Fishbein Award from the American Medical Writers Association). She has also edited 3 collections of The Art of JAMA. She is a coauthor of the 8th and 9th editions of the AMA Manual of Style. She is quality control editor for Science Editor, published by the Council of Science Editors.

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In addition to the 10 members of the committee that prepared the 10th edition, 2 others were authors or coauthors of chapters in this edition.

R. Bruce McGregor, MLS, was indexing associate for JAMA and the Archives Journals (now The JAMA Network) from 2000 through 2006 and at that time was a member of the Medical Library Association.

Jennifer Reiling is an assistant editor at JAMA, edits the weekly column JAMA 100 Years Ago, and has worked in various departments in scientific publishing for almost 27 years. She assists in planning the International Congresses on Peer Review in Biomedical Publications and managing the content of its website.

Other Contributors to AMA Manual of Style Online

Laura Adamczyk, MFA, was a manuscript editor for the Archives Journals (now The JAMA Network specialty journals) and now proofreads for them on a freelance basis.

Lauren B. Fischer is the manuscript editing manager for 4 of The JAMA Network specialty journals. She has worked in the Editorial Processing Department of the JAMA Network since 1999. She is a member of the Council of Science Editors.

Paul Frank has worked in the Editorial group of the JAMA Network since 1985.  He started as a manuscript editor and now provides technical support for the editorial staff, with a special emphasis on the XML-based electronic editing system and the production tracking system.

Robert M. Golub, MD, is a JAMA deputy editor and is editor of the annual JAMA Medical Education theme issue. He is board certified in internal medicine and is associate professor of medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Division of General Internal Medicine). His research and teaching interest is in medical decision making.

Roya Khatiblou was a manuscript editor for the Archives Journals (now The JAMA Network specialty journals).  She received her BS in microbiology from Arizona State University and is now working on her MFA in fiction writing from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Laura King, MA, ELS , the former director of copyediting for JAMA, became a full-time freelancer in 1998. Currently she is under contract as a manuscript editor with the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Elsevier. Since 2002, she has served on the faculty of the University of Chicago Medical Writing and Editing Certificate Program. She has also taught several times in the Council of Science Editors Short Course for Manuscript Editors. Laura has a master of arts degree in English from Northwestern University and received her BELS certificate in 2003.  She writes all the quizzes for the AMA Manual of Style.

Monica Mungle develops and maintains editorial systems, provides training and technical support for editorial staff, and manages systems projects for The JAMA Network.

Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc is the editor of JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly Archives of Internal Medicine) and a member of The JAMA Network editorial board. She is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology and is professor of medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine (Division of Cardiology). Her research interests include appropriate use of medical technology, such as cardiac imaging.

Phil Sefton, ELS, senior manuscript editor, JAMA, has been with JAMA since 2000 and has been active in the Council of Science Editors and the American Medical Writers Association. A former emergency medical technician, he holds a degree in art history and English literature from Northwestern University and a certificate in Medical Writing and Editing from the University of Chicago.

Beverly Stewart, MSJ , is a senior manuscript editor for JAMA, where she has worked for more than a decade. She teaches English composition at Roosevelt University and labor studies for the University of Illinois. She studied the classics at Loyola University of Chicago and is happy to investigate the etymology of words and their current usage for the AMA Style Insider (the blog of the AMA Manual of Style). She is also a member of the Council of Science Editors.