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Abbreviations.  

Cheryl Iverson

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

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Avoid the use of abbreviations in the title and subtitle, unless space considerations require an exception or unless the title or subtitle includes the name of an entity or a group that is best known by its acronym. In both cases, the abbreviation should be expanded in the abstract and at the first appearance in the text (...

Drugs.  

Cheryl Iverson

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

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If drug names appear in the title or subtitle, (1) use the approved generic or nonproprietary name, (2) omit the nonbase moiety unless it is required (see 14.4, Nomenclature, Drugs), and (3) avoid the use of proprietary names unless (a) several products are being compared, ...

Genus and Species.  

Cheryl Iverson

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

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Genus and species should be expanded and italicized in the title or subtitle and an initial capital letter should be used for the genus but not the species name, just as in the text (see 14.14.1, Biological Nomenclature). Reconsidering Isolation Precautions for Endemic Methicillin-Resistant ...

Manuscript Preparation, Capitalization.  

Cheryl Iverson

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

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Capitalize the first letter of each major word in titles and subtitles. Do not capitalize subsequent articles (eg, a, an, the), prepositions of 3 or fewer letters (including per), coordinating conjunctions (and, or, for, nor, but), or the to in infinitives. Do capitalize a 2-letter verb, such as ...

Names of Cities, States, Counties, Provinces, and Countries.  

Cheryl Iverson

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

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Include cities, states, counties, provinces, or countries in titles only when essential, especially for results that may not be generalizable to other locations (eg, results unique to that site). Prevalence and Incidence Trends for Diagnosed Diabetes Among Adults Aged 20 to 79 Years, United States, 1980-2012...

Numbers.  

Cheryl Iverson

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

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Follow the style for numbers included in titles as described in 18.0, Numbers and Percentages. Educational Programs in US Medical Schools, 2012-2013 Three-Day Antimicrobial Regimen for Treatment of Acute Cystitis in Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparison of 2 Methods to Detect Publication Bias in Meta-analyses...

Quotation Marks.  

Cheryl Iverson

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

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If quotation marks are required in the title or subtitle, they should be double, not single (see 8.6.3, Titles). Encouraging Patients to Ask Questions: How to Overcome “White Coat Silence” Mandatory Extended Searches in All Genome Sequencing: “Incidental Findings” and Patient Autonomy How Can Errors Be Avoided in Medicine? Above All “Do No Harm”...
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Titles and Subtitles.  

Cheryl Iverson

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

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Feb 2020
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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0002.021.0029
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Titles should be concise, specific, and informative and should contain the key points of the work. Population type should be specified in the title, when possible (eg, Men With Atrial Fibrillation). For scientific manuscripts (eg, reports of research), neither overly general titles nor “cute” titles are desirable; these may be better suited to subtitles of opinion pieces (eg, Early Palliative Care in Advanced Illness: Do Right by Mama) (but ...

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