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A good subtitle will enhance the title. It will provide additional details about the work. However, keep in mind that readers should be able to interpret the title without the subtitle. If there is a specific group responsible for the work, the subtitle might contain identifying information, but it is best to consider the preferences of the journal before including such information. 

Information from: Iverson, C, Christiansen, S, Flanagin, A, et al; AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors. 10th ed. New York, New York: Oxford University Press, Inc.; 2007.

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