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MEDLINE Article Title Case Policy Change

MEDLINE Article Title Case Policy Change. NLM Tech Bull. 2015 May-Jun;(404):b16

2015 June 25 [posted]

NLM changed its title case policy, effective June 15, 2015. The new policy applies to citations in journals that have not undergone data review as of the effective date.

Under the new policy, NLM will accept the publisher-supplied case for English-language and vernacular article titles and will not reformat the titles. It is expected that most titles will be supplied in title case, in which the first word and all major words are capitalized.

Previously, article titles in MEDLINE displayed in sentence case, a formatting style that capitalizes only the first word and all proper nouns. Titles that were not in sentence case were reformatted.

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