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Acronyms and Initialisms  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.171
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Do not capitalize the words from which an acronym or initialism is derived (see , Abbreviations).prostate-specific antigen (PSA) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) Exception: When the words ... More
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Capitalization  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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9780195382846
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.003.0010
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The first word of every complete sentence should be capitalized. The following should also be capitalized...

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Capitalized Computer Terms  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.172
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Use initial capitals with computer commands, functions, or features.Please do not press the Back button on your browser until we have finished processing your request. Enter one or more search terms ... More
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Designators  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.169
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When used as specific designations within a particular article, with or without numerals, capitalize Table, Tables, Figure, and Figures.summarized in Table 2 as seen in the Table the middle third of ... More
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Eponyms and Words Derived From Proper Nouns  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.392
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With eponyms, capitalize the proper name but not the common nouns that follow it. Most common words derived from proper nouns are not capitalized. In general, follow the current edition of ... More
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Events, Awards, and Legislation  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.391
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Capitalize the names of historical and special events, historical periods, and awards (but not common nouns that may follow the names). Capitalize the official names of awards and specific parts of ... More
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First Word of Sentences, Statements, Quotations, Titles, Subtitles, and Table Headings  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.166
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The first word of every complete sentence should be capitalized. The following should also be capitalized: ▪ The first word of a formal statement that follows a colon Our conclusions may be stated ... More
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Geographic Names  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.389
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Capitalize names of cities, towns, counties, states, countries, continents, islands, airports, peninsulas, bodies of water, mountains and mountain ranges, streets, parks, forests, canyons, dams, and ... More
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Hyphenated Compounds  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.387
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In titles, subtitles, table headings, and text headings, do not capitalize the second part of a hyphenated compound in the following instances: ▪ If either part is a hyphenated prefix or suffix (see ... More
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“Intercapped” Compounds  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.173
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JAMA and the Archives Journals capitalize trade names according to the spelling of the legal trademarks, even if they begin with a lowercase letter and contain a capitalized letter.She sold her ... More
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Official Names  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.397
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Capitalize the official titles of organizations, businesses, conferences, congresses, institutions, and governmental agencies. Do not capitalize the conjunctions, articles, or prepositions of 3 or ... More
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Organisms  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.394
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Capitalize the formal name of a genus when used in the singular, with or without a species name. Capitalize formal genus names but not traditional plural generic designations (eg, streptococci) or ... More
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Proper Nouns  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.168
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Proper nouns are words used as names for unique individuals, events, objects, or places. Capitalize names of cities, towns, counties, states, countries, continents, islands, airports, peninsulas, ... More
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Proprietary Names  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.393
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Capitalize trademarks and proprietary names of drugs and brand names of manufactured products and equipment. Do not capitalize generic names or descriptive terms.The patient had swallowed 46 tablets ... More
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Seasons, Deities, Holidays  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.395
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Do not capitalize the names of the seasons. Do capitalize the names of specific deities and manifestations. Capitalize recognized holidays and calendar events.
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Sociocultural Designations  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.390
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Capitalize names of languages, nationalities, ethnicities, political parties, religions, and religious denominations. Do not capitalize political doctrines (conservative, progressive). Do not ... More
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Tests  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.396
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The exact and complete titles of tests and subscales of tests should be capitalized. The word test is not usually capitalized except when it is part of the official name of the test. Always verify ... More
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Titles and Degrees of Persons  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.398
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Capitalize a person’s title when it precedes the person’s name but not when it follows the name.Committee Chair Lawrence Mandelbaum led the meeting. At the meeting, Lawrence Mandelbaum was named ... More
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Titles and Headings  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.167
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UPDATE: Effective January 18, 2012, our preference for "Web site" will be changed to a preference for "website." (Section 10.2, page 372 in the print.) We will also use "webcast" for "webcam." Caps ... More
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Titles of Medical Articles  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.386
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Titles of articles take initial capitals when they are in the title position but not when they are in the reference position. In titles and headings, capitalize 2-letter verbs, such as go, do, am, ... More

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