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CBE Style Manual: A Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers in the Biological Sciences.

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Fifth edition. CBE Style Manual Committee.. 324 pages. Council of Biology Editors, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland: , 1983.. $24.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(6):889. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-99-6-889_1
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If you have used the CBE Style Manual before, you will not have to read beyond the next sentence. The fifth edition is out. If you are new to writing and editing, read on; you will want to get acquainted with this collection of rules, standards, and generally sensible advice on the problems that you face. This manual aims for completeness. It presents sections on grammar and usage as well as on bacteriologic nomenclature. There are complete lists of examples of reference styles (what is the bibliographic format for a microfiche?) and translated abbreviations galore (quickly, what does Shy stand


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