Titles of Medical Articles
10.2.1 Titles of Medical Articles
Titles of articles take initial capitals when they are in the title position but not when they are in the reference position.
Autonomic Response in Depersonalization Disorder
Sierra M, Senior C, Dalton J. Autonomic response in depersonalization disorder. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2002;59(8):100-103.
In titles and headings, capitalize 2-letter verbs, such as go, do, am, is, be. Note: In infinitives, “to” is not capitalized. Do not capitalize a coordinating conjunction, article, or preposition of 3 or fewer letters, except when it is the first word in the title or subtitle.
What Is Sarcoma?
We Do Need to Treat Mild Hypertension
Where the World Will Be in the Year 2020
Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Opportunities for Comprehensive Risk Management
In compound terms from languages other than English, capitalize all parts of the expression.
Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization in Surgical Specimens of Lung Cancer
Nephrectomy With Concomitant En Bloc Adrenalectomy
With a phrasal verb, such as “follow up,” capitalize both parts in a title.
The Need to Follow Up the Patient With Esophageal Cancer