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Part I. Introduction: 1. About this manual 2. Scientific notation: a brief history. Part II. General Style Conventions: 3. Alphabets, symbols, and signs 4. Punctuation and related marks 5. Spelling and word formation 6. Prose style and word choice 7. Names, terms of address, honours, and degrees 8. Capitalization 9. Type conventions, excerpts, quotations, and ellipses 10. Abbreviations 11. Numbers, units, mathematical expressions, statistics 12. Times and dates 13. Addresses and geographic description. Part III. Special Scientific Conventions: 14. The electromagnetic spectrum 15. Subatomic particles, atoms, elements 16. Chemical formulas 17. Chemical kinetics 18. Analytical methods 19. Drugs and pharmacokinetics 20. Cells, chromosomes, and genes 21. Viruses 22. Bacteria 23. Plants and fungi 24. Human and animal life 25. Human history and society 26. The Earth 27. Astronomical objects and time systems. Part IV. Journals and Books: 28. Journal style and format 29. Book style and format 30. Citations and references 31. Accessories to text: tables, figures, and indexes Part V. Publishing Process: 32. Typography and manuscript markup, manual and electronic 33. Proof correction Appendices: 1. Abbreviations for journal title words 2. Abbreviated publisher names 3. Annotated bibliography Index.