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Letters.  

Phil B. Fontanarosa

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

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0001.022.0008
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“Responsible debate, critique and disagreement are important features of science, and journal editors should encourage such discourse ideally within their own journals about the material they have published,” according to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.4 The correspondence section can include letters to the editor, responses from authors, and online comments and should provide readers with a mechanism for submitting comments, questions, or criticisms about published articles....

Research Letters.  

Phil B. Fontanarosa

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

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0001.022.0009
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Some journals also include brief articles that report original research data in a concise manner. For example, the JAMA Network journals classify these as Research Letters.6 These reports contain brief Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion sections; are peer reviewed and subject to editorial review, like other research reports; and have limitations for length, number of references, and numbers of tables and figures. Research letters are indexed in bibliometric databases and may be an effective way for authors to publish concise, focused reports of studies....

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