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Bloomberg School Style Manual

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Please use the following style guide established by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. If you have questions that aren’t addressed here, or if you find errors in this manual, or if you have a suggestion about clearer usage, please contact editorial director Brian Simpson.

Below are some of the most commonly sought entries for each letter; for the full selection of entries, please visit the page for a specific letter of the alphabet.

A

abbreviations
acronyms
African American
American Indian
apostrophes

B

bachelor's degree
bacterium, bacteria

Burma

C

canceled, canceling
colons

commas
curriculum vitae

D

dashes
dates
datum, data
decision maker
degrees, academic

E

ellipses
email
em dash
en dash

F

female genital mutilation
foodborne
fungus, fungi

G

Gambia
geographic designations

H

HAART
HIV/AIDS
human rights
hyphen

I

i.e.
Internet

J

Johns Hopkins
Jr, Sr, III

K

Kolkata
kudos

L

lists
Lyme disease

M

mosquitoes
MSM
Mumbai

N

Native Americans
numerals

O

ordinal numbers

P

peer review
percent

Philippines
posttraumatic stress disorder
prefixes

prepositions

Q

quotation marks
quote, quotation
Quran

R

race and ethnicity
regional terms (points of the compass)
relative pronouns

S

STIs
symposium, symposia

T

that, which
time of day
titles
travelers' diarrhea

U

URLs
United States, U.S.

V

viruses

W

Washington, D.C.
waterborne
who, whom

worms

Y

years, periods of

Z

Zaire
Zimbabwe

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