North American styleBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7384.342/a (Published 08 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:342
- Jocalyn Clark (email@example.com), editorial registrar
Guidance for medical writers makes much of the distinctions between British and American English. Not surprisingly, the BMJ emphasises the need for British, not American, spelling (bmj.com/advice/stylebook/start.shtml). The Economist seems particularly put off by Americanisms and says so in its excellent style guide (www.economist.com/research/StyleGuide/).
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