Manuscript Tips: Affiliations, Part 2

The following is the next installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, medical and scientific editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services.

It’s another tip on writing your affiliation(s)! When noting an affiliation, such as on the title page of a manuscript, think largest to smallest: University, Department, Division, Section.

Because all of our health care colleges, hospitals, clinics, and departments fall under the University of Iowa umbrella, I generally advise that listing University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, UI Health Care, or Carver College of Medicine is not necessary. Affiliations are much simpler using the encompassing “University of Iowa.” For example: University of Iowa, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Immunology.

If it is necessary to list a college or other group, again, list from largest entity to smallest. For example: University of Iowa, College of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics.

Multi-disciplinary affiliations should be listed the same way: University of Iowa, Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, or University of Iowa, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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