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Official Names 

Chapter:
Capitalization
Author(s):

Brenda Gregoline

Capitalize the official titles of organizations, businesses, conferences, congresses, institutions, and governmental agencies. Do not capitalize the conjunctions, articles, or prepositions of 3 or fewer letters contained within these names. For names of institutions, do not capitalize the unless it is part of the official title. But: the board of trustees, the boards of health, the company, congressional reports, a congresswoman, the federal government, the navy, US senatorsOften when referring to themselves and their officers in abbreviated form, institutions and organizations use initial capitals for titles. We prefer lowercasing such generic terms. For example, JAMA and the Archives Journals use

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