Other Article Types - Types of Articles

AMA Manual of Style - Stacy L. Christiansen, Cheryl Iverson 2020

Other Article Types
Types of Articles

Journals also publish other articles and items that are relevant for their readers and may not fit into any of these categories. Examples may include news articles, educational articles, quizzes, book/media reviews, or poetry; articles intended for use by other potential readers, such as information for the public or for patients; or information in other formats, such as video, audio, and interactive material. Each of these other types of articles and material should follow consistent structure and format.

Principal Author: Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA


Thanks to the following for reviewing this chapter and providing comments: Helene Cole, MD, formerly of JAMA; Trevor Lane, MA, DPhil, Edanz Group, Fukuoka, Japan; Peter J. Olson, ELS, Sheridan Journal Services, Waterbury, Vermont; Fred Rivara, MD, MPH, JAMA Network Open and University of Washington, Seattle; and Jody W. Zylke, MD, JAMA.


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