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June 4, 2014

Editorial MattersGuidelines for Writing Effective Editorials

Author Affiliations
  • 1Dr Fontanarosa is Executive Editor, JAMA
JAMA. 2014;311(21):2179-2180. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.6535

Virtually every scientific journal publishes editorials or other opinion articles that accompany research articles or other reports or that present views and perspectives of the editors of the journal related to a published article, current issue, or journal policy. The most effective editorials are concise and detailed, authoritative and scholarly, and insightful and thought-provoking. Given these desirable attributes of editorials, yet considering that many editorials are written with tight timelines, this article is intended to provide guidance for writing effective and informative editorials to accompany research articles.

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