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Collaborative Groups.  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11 ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
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Collaborative groups usually include study groups, multicenter trials, task forces, expert and ad hoc consensus groups, and periodic national and international health surveys. Such an entity’s abbreviation should be provided in addition to its full name, even if it appears only once in a manuscript. Because some of these groups are better recognized by their acronyms than by their full names, the acronym can be placed first, with the expansion in parentheses, contrary to the order usually recommended....