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Last Updated: May 12, 2015     Views: 1

Subtitles of scientific manuscripts may be used to amplify the title; however, the main title should be able to stand alone (ie, the subtitle should not be a continuation of the title or a substitute for a succinct title):

Avoid: An Usual Type of Pemphigus: Combining Features of Lupus Erythematosus

Better: Pemphigus With Features of Lupus Erythematosus. 

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