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When reference is made to material from a special department, feature, or column of a journal, the department should be identified only in the following cases: 1. The cited material has no byline or signature. (Note: This is preferable to citing Anonymous, unless “Anonymous” or something similar was actually used [see , Manuscript Preparation, Bylines and End-of-Text Signatures].)   1. Who is responsible for adolescent health [editorial]? Lancet. 2004;363(9426): 2009. 2. The column or department name might help the reader identify the nature of the article and is not apparent from the title itself. Note: In these cases, the inclusion

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