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Advertising.  

Phil Fontanarosa, Stacy Christiansen, and Annette Flanagin

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

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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0006.022.0281
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At the same time as the manuscript editing and composition of articles for publication are proceeding, advertisements are scheduled for specific issues or online publication and possibly for specific positions in an issue (eg, back cover or facing the table of contents). Advertising sales and placement should be administratively separate from all editorial functions to ensure that there is no influence by an advertiser on any editorial decisions. Ideally, the editor in chief should have full and final authority for approving advertisements and enforcing advertising policies. Specific advertising and commercial content should not influence specific editorial decisions and content. For print journal issues, staff members responsible for issue makeup should ensure that there is no inadvertent link between advertisements and articles—for instance, that no advertisement for an antihypertension medication appears next to a research report on hypertension (...

Appealing an Editorial Decision.  

Phil Fontanarosa, Stacy Christiansen, and Annette Flanagin

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

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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0006.022.0274
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If a manuscript is rejected, authors occasionally will appeal the decision and request reconsideration, most often because they perceive that the reviewers or the editor may have misjudged the importance of the submission. Journals should develop procedures for responding to these requests for appeal of editorial decisions. The editor in chief should be involved in the evaluation of the authors’ request for reconsideration and the reasons for the request, with careful reassessment of the initial manuscript and the comments of the peer reviewers and detailed discussion with the editor who rendered the initial decision. In most cases, the initial editorial decision is upheld, unless the authors can provide objective and compelling grounds for reconsideration of the original decision, particularly if they can provide new data or new analyses, as opposed to differences of opinion about editorial priority (...

Composition, Page Makeup, and Digital Content.  

Phil Fontanarosa, Stacy Christiansen, and Annette Flanagin

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

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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0006.022.0279
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Once the modifications from the authors and journal editors have been incorporated into the manuscript file, the document is ready to be composed (ie, made into journal pages) or otherwise prepared for publication. In an electronic composition system, codes must be inserted for each element (eg, title, authors, abstract, headings, references, tables, figures) of an article according to journal style. Use of XML coding (tagging) of all elements and templates allows for automation of the composition of an article, whether for print/PDF, online, or multiple formats. This can be done automatically or for some journals with complicated designs for different article types, an electronic composition operator may need to use a mix of automated processes and ...

Corrections.  

Phil Fontanarosa, Stacy Christiansen, and Annette Flanagin

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

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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0006.022.0276
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As part of postpublication review, errors may be identified by authors or readers, editors, or other sources. Correction of errors is important to ensure the accuracy of the scientific record.10 In most cases, corrections are minor and straightforward. The Correction notice is listed in the Table of Contents (in print, online, or both), and the Correction should be published in a specific section. For example, the JAMA Network journals publish Corrections at the end of the Letters section. Corrections should be indexed, with a reference and online link to the original article, thereby enabling online database services (such as MEDLINE) to link indexed articles with published corrections (...

Editorial Assessment and Processing  

Phil Fontanarosa, Stacy Christiansen, and Annette Flanagin

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

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Feb 2020
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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0006
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The Editorial Assessment and Processing chapter of the 11th edition of the AMA Manual of Style describes the procedures that some scientific journals use to evaluate and then process ... More

Editorial Assessment and Processing.  

Phil Fontanarosa, Stacy Christiansen, and Annette Flanagin

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

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Feb 2020
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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0006.021.0124
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The principal goals of editing biomedical publications are to identify, select, improve, and disseminate scientific and clinical information that will advance the art and science of the discipline covered by the publication. For example, biomedical journals are a primary source for reporting research advances and for communicating information to improve medical care and public health. In addition to providing information to subscribers and other recipients of the journal, articles published in biomedical journals may be accessed and used by numerous other readers and constituencies, such as clinicians and researchers who seek information about particular topics; educators and opinion leaders who may use information from journal articles for teaching and informing colleagues; and members of the media, who frequently communicate information from research articles that involve medicine and health to the public....

Editorial Assessment.  

Phil Fontanarosa, Stacy Christiansen, and Annette Flanagin

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

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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0006.021.0125
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Editorial assessment of a manuscript ordinarily consists of 3 phases: initial editorial review, peer review, and editorial assessment and decision-making (Figure 6.1-1). During the initial editorial review, editors assess submitted manuscripts for overall quality and appropriateness for the readership of the journal. Manuscripts that do not pass this initial editorial review are rejected, whereas those that pass this initial evaluation proceed to the peer review phase. Peer review (...

Editorial Decisions.  

Phil Fontanarosa, Stacy Christiansen, and Annette Flanagin

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

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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0006.022.0272
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On the basis of the evaluation of the manuscript by the editors and, for manuscripts that have undergone peer review, consideration of the comments of the peer reviewers, submitted manuscripts are rejected, returned to authors with an invitation to submit a revised manuscript, or, on rare occasions, accepted without revision. For some journals, a substantial proportion of manuscripts are rejected on the basis of the initial editorial review and assessment, a smaller proportion are rejected after peer review, and an even smaller proportion proceed to revision and reevaluation....

Editorial Processing.  

Phil Fontanarosa, Stacy Christiansen, and Annette Flanagin

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

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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0006.021.0126
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Editorial processing refers to the processing of manuscripts after acceptance in preparation for publication. With the development of electronic document processing, the term manuscript has moved increasingly far from its handwritten origins to refer to a prepublication document, whether it happens to be a hard-copy proof or an electronic file. Manuscript submission, peer review, editing, processing, and tracking are now usually performed electronically. A major technical issue for many publishers is the need to efficiently process content for multiple publication outputs, such as print, web, reprints, and mobile apps. The use of electronic markup languages, such as XML, to provide coding for each content mode facilitates the conversions necessary for such multiple outputs (...

Issue Makeup and Review.  

Phil Fontanarosa, Stacy Christiansen, and Annette Flanagin

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

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Feb 2020
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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0006.022.0282
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For journals that publish formal print issues, the production staff merges the editorial and the advertising content, numbers the pages, and produces a comprehensive list that shows the sequential order of pages with placement of editorial content, advertising content, and other material, such as filler pages. The journal editor or managing editor should determine the content of each issue by considering the balance of types of articles and thematic consistency (eg, there might be several articles on related topics). The made-up issue and table of contents are reviewed by the editorial and production staff, and final changes ...

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