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Types of Articles.  

Phil B. Fontanarosa

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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Effective communication of scientific information requires consideration of the content, intended message, audience, and article format. To facilitate effective communication, editors of biomedical journals and other scientific publications use various article types, formats, and sections. However, most articles in scientific journals usually can be classified into 1 of the following general categories: Research Reports, Reviews, Other Substantive Articles (ie, nonresearch, nonreview), Opinion Articles, Correspondence, and Other Articles. For example, in the JAMA Network journals, major articles are classified into 3 main categories: research, clinical review and education, and opinion. These journals also use the following categories online to help users search by article type: research, review, opinion, case report, news, and humanities....