Saturday, December 12, 2009

AMA Manual of Style


If you're thinking about careers in the medical communications industry (either as a medical writer or medical director), make sure you're very familiar with the AMA Manual of Style. The American Medical Association (AMA) released its first editorial manual in 1962 for scientific journals. We're now up to the 10th edition. Here's a little snippet that describes some of the updates included in the 10th edition:
Throughout the book, there is an increased international scope and recognition of the changes in the scientific publishing field associated with advances in technology, the Internet, and the electronic evolution of writing, editing, and publishing.

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