Style Guides; AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors


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This is part of a series of articles published regarding Style Guides on Tech Writer News.

* A style guide is a set of standards for the writing and design of documents, either for general use or for a specific publication, organization or field. The implementation of a style guide provides uniformity in style and formatting within a document and across multiple documents.

The AMA Manual of Style  is a must-have guide for anyone involved in medical and scientific publishing.

It was first published in 1962, and its current edition, the 10th, came out in 2007. The 10th edition of the AMA Manual of Style brings this definitive manual into the 21st century with a broadened international perspective. The new edition examines research ethics and editorial independence and features new material on indexing and searching as well as medical nomenclature.

The JAMA Network, one of the most respected groups of medical publications in the world, has lent members of their expert staff of professional journal editors to the committee that has produced this edition. Extensively peer-reviewed, the 10th edition provides a welcome and improved standard for the growing international medical community. More than a style manual, this 10th edition offers invaluable guidance on how to navigate the dilemmas that authors and researchers and their institutions, medical editors and publishers, and members of the news media who cover scientific research confront in a society that has thrust these issues center stage. Also available in an online version!

* From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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