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Title of the Article

Chapter:
Manuscript Preparation
Author(s):

Cheryl Iverson

Title of the Article

The shortened version of the title should be kept brief but should emphasize the main point of the article (see the options suggested in the second example below, based on the desired emphasis), not just repeat the first few words of the title. Different journals have different limits (eg, approximately 45 characters and spaces in JAMA). No punctuation follows the running foot/header.

Title:

Taking Health Status Into Account When Setting Capitation Rates

Running Foot:

Adjusting Capitation Rates

Title:

Decline in Hospital Utilization and Cost Inflation Under Managed Care in California

Running Foot:

Decline in Hospital Utilization and Costs

or

Managed Care in California

Title:

Domestic Production vs International Immigration: Options for the US Physician Workforce

Running Foot:

Domestic vs International Physician Workforce

Title:

Neurologic Adverse Events Associated With Smallpox Vaccination in the United States, 2002–2004

Running Foot:

Smallpox Vaccination and Neurologic Events

Careful use of abbreviations may help meet space limitations.

Title:

Ventilatory Management of Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Running Foot:

Management of Acute Lung Injury and ARDS

In some instances the editorial department, eg, Editorials, Commentary, Letters, rather than the article’s title, will constitute the running head/foot.

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