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


The authors of this work did not go it alone; we are indebted to many individuals for their thoughtful critiques, comments, suggestions, and advice during the revision process. All named below reviewed and commented on one or more chapters of the manual.

Karen Adams-Taylor, MS

JAMA Network

David Antos

JAMA Network

Deanna Bellandi, MPH

JAMA Network

Robin L. Bennett, MS

CGC Division of Medical Genetics, University of Washington, Seattle

Sara Billings, MPH

JAMA Network

Karen Boyd

formerly with JAMA Network

Neil M. Bressler, MD

JAMA Ophthalmology and Retina Division, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Kevin Brown, BA

JAMA Network

Karen Bucher, MA

JAMA Network

Diane L. Cannon

formerly with JAMA Network

Cheong-Hee Chang, PhD

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Miriam Y. Cintron, BA


Michael T. Clarke, MA

Clarke & Esposito, Washington, DC

Helene M. Cole, MD

formerly with JAMA

Gregory Curfman, MD


Gabriel Dietz, MA

JAMA Network

Mary L. (Nora) Disis, MD

JAMA Oncology and University of Washington, Seattle

Jennifer Eberhart

Radiology, Oak Brook, Illinois

Amanda Ehrhardt, MA

JAMA Network

Garth D. Ehrlich, PhD

Center for Advanced Microbial Processing, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Emmanuel A. Fadeyi, MD

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Ferric C. Fang, MD

University of Washington, Seattle

W. Gregory Feero, MD, PhD

JAMA and Maine-Dartmouth Residency, Augusta, Maine

Nicole FioRito, BA


Barbara Gastel, MD, MPH

Texas A&M University, College Station

Paul Gee, BA

JAMA Network

Julie T. Gerke, ELS

IQVIA, Parsippany, New Jersey

Carissa A. Gilman, MA

American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia

Richard M. Glass, MD

formerly with JAMA

Donald C. Goff, MD

JAMA and Department of Psychiatry, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, New York

Lawrence O. Gostin, JD

O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Timothy Gray, PhD

JAMA Network

David Green, MD, PhD

Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

Heather Green, BA

JAMA Network

Emily A. Greenhow, BA


Philip Greenland, MD

JAMA and Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

Irina Grigorova, PhD

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Sasha Grossman, BA

JAMA Network

Lila Haile, BA

Medical Council of Canada, Ottawa formerly with JAMA

Stephan Heckers, MD, MSc

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee formerly with JAMA Psychiatry

James G. Hodge Jr, JD, LLM

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Phoenix

Joy K. Jaeger, BA


Erin Kato, BA

JAMA Network

Lou S. Knecht, MLS

formerly Deputy Chief, Bibliographic Services Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland

Hope J. Lafferty, AM, ELS

Hope J. Lafferty Communications, Marfa, Texas

Thomas A. Lang, MA

Tom Lang Communications and Training International, Kirkland, Washington

Trevor Lane, MA, DPhil

Edanz Group, Fukuoka, Japan

Frances E. Likis, DrPH, NP, CNM

Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, Nashville, Tennessee

Iris Y. Lo, BA

JAMA Network

Rochelle Lodder, ELS

formerly with JAMA Network

Preeti Malani, MD, MSJ

JAMA and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Ana Marušić, MD, PhD

University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia and Journal of Global Health

John J. McFadden, MA

JAMA Network

Chris Meyer

JAMA Network

Joseph Clayton Mills, MA

Neuroscience Publications, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona

Monica Mungle, BA

JAMA Network

Christopher C. Muth, MD


George T. O’Connor, MD, MS

JAMA and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Sean O’Donnell

JAMA Network

Peter J. Olson, ELS

Sheridan Journal Services, Waterbury, Vermont

Juliet A. Orellana, MA, MLIS

JAMA Network

Debra Parrish, JD

Parrish Law Offices, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Boris C. Pasche, MD, PhD

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Kim S. Penelton-Campbell, BS


Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH

JAMA and Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

Malini Raghavan, PhD

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc

JAMA Internal Medicine and Women’s Cardiovascular Services, University of California, San Francisco

Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH

JAMA Network Open and University of Washington, Seattle

June K. Robinson, MD

Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois formerly with JAMA Dermatology

Roger N. Rosenberg, MD

Department of Neurology, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas formerly with JAMA Neurology

Paul Ruich, BA

JAMA Network

Jeffrey L. Saver, MD

JAMA and Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California

Valerie Schneider, PhD

National Center for Biotechnology Information, Bethesda, Maryland

David Schriger, MD, MPH

JAMA and Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

Lisa M. Schwartz, MD, MS

Center for Medicine and Media and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire

Jamie Scott, BA

JAMA Network

Philip Sefton, MS, ELS


Stephanie C. Shubat, MS

USAN Program, American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois

Kirby Snell, MFA

JAMA Network

Nicole Netter Snoblin

NextWord Communications, Lake Forest, Illinois

David Song

JAMA Network

Shannon Sparenga, MS

JAMA Network

Beverly L. Stewart, MSJ


Joseph P. Thornton, JD

JAMA Network and American Medical Association

Elizabeth Wager, PhD

Sideview, Princes Risborough, England

Sam Wilder, MFA

formerly with JAMA Network

Steven Woloshin, MD, MS

Center for Medicine and Media and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire

Elizabeth H. Zak, PhD

American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois

Sara Zimmerman

JAMA Network

Jody W. Zylke, MD


We also extend sincere thanks to JAMA and JAMA Network Editor in Chief Howard Bauchner, MD, for his generous support of this effort and the countless hours of staff time it required.