6th Edition

Units, Symbols, and Abbreviations: A Guide for Authors and Editors in Medicine and Related Sciences, Sixth edition

ISBN 9781853156243
Published April 29, 2008 by CRC Press
64 Pages

USD $22.95

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Book Description

Now in its sixth edition, this guide sets out international and standard practice and is an invaluable reference for medical and scientific editors and authors. Scholarly journals often quote this booklet as a guide in their instructions to authors.

An invaluable reference for editors and authors. Includes fully updated sections on metrication and SI units, symbols and nomenclature, layout of references and proof correction.

Table of Contents

1. Units
- SI base units
- SI derived units
- SI prefixes
- Non-SI units
- Numbers and unit symbols
2. Symbols and nomenclature
- Principles for forming symbols and abbreviations
- Symbols, abbreviations, and conventions
- References
3. Layout of references
- Journals
- Books
- Theses
- Digital object identifiers
4. Proof correction marks
- General
- Insertion, deletion, and replacement
- Positioning
- Spacing

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H McKenzie Clarke MA MSc


I have always found this booklet most useful. Everything I have had problems with has always been answered within its covers, and it is a great quotable source for use with awkward authors.
Editing Matters, Jul/Aug 2008

The sixth edition of Units, Symbols and Abbreviations is an excellent guide for authors, scientists, medical writers, and editors. The authors present very good references throughout the book - I believe this book is an excellent companion for any author and editor in the field of biomedical sciences.
(WAME) and Editorial Consultant, The Lancet, Jun 2008

This little paperback is remarkably informative for its size. It is a quick reference source for anyone writing theses or papers and is very reasonably priced.
Patricia de Winter, Physiology News 72, Autumn 2008