Q: If the author of a manuscript has died, where in the byline do you place the death dagger? Should it follow the name or should it follow the degrees held by the author?
A: It would follow the author’s name and degrees. There is an example of this in the manual in section 2.3.1.
Q: How should you cite a reference that requires a subscription to access?
A: When we prepared this edition of the manual, we wrestled with the question of whether, in the reference list, it should be noted if a site required a subscription, password, etc. We decided against it. So, here’s an example of how such a reference might be cited:
Rogol AD. Diagnostic approach to children and adolescents with short stature. UpToDate. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/diagnostic-approach-to-children-and-adolescents-with-short-stature. Accessed July 7, 2015.
Q: What is the correct way to show the name of an institution (as an author’s affiliation) when the name of the institution has changed?
A: There are several options:
- …the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (formerly UCLA Medical Center)
- UCLA Medical Center (now the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA)
I have a slight preference for the second option.—Cheryl Iverson, MA