Bibliographic Details

AMA manual of style : a guide for authors and editors.

Edition 10th ed. / Cheryl Iverson (chair) ... [et al.].
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2007.
Description xi, 1010 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm.
Language English
Subject Medical writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Authorship -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Medical writing.
Reference works.
Handbooks and manuals.
Style manuals.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record
Varying Form of Title Portion of title Manual of style
Portion of title Guide for authors and editors
Other uniform titles American Medical Association manual of style.
JAMA & archives journals.
Other authors / contributors Iverson, Cheryl.
American Medical Association.
ISBN 9780195176339 (cloth : alk. paper)
0195176332 (cloth : alk. paper)
Notes Rev. ed. of: American Medical Association manual of style. 9th ed. c1998.
"JAMA & Archives Journals, American Medical Association."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other form Online version: AMA manual of style 10th ed. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press
Review by Choice Review

This essential reference reflects new terminology and emerging issues in scientific publishing that have arisen since the ninth edition (1998). It offers some coverage of general style and grammar, but most of the work deals with concerns unique to the medical literature. Proper nomenclature for genetic, pharmaceutical, physiological, and other topics is presented in depth, as are abbreviations, units of measure, and statistical terms. Included are excellent chapters on study design and on proper usage of common terms. This guide addresses manuscript design and visual representation of data. A chapter on ethical and legal issues reviews timely topics such as disclosure of conflicts of interest, open access, editorial freedom, and copyright. Substantive background information introduces each section, providing key context for students, faculty, and professionals alike. Even for institutions with no health sciences programs, this manual is important because many of the journals in which life sciences faculty and students seek to publish use AMA format. An online version is in development; one may sign up for information under "Stay Informed" at . The manual's errata, excerpts, index, and more may be accessed at this Web site already. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners. U. Ellis Deaconess Hospital

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