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The byline comes at the beginning of the article, while the end-of-text signature comes at the end. Bylines are typically used for most articles. Other styles of writing, such as reviews and opinion pieces might include a signature instead. A signature includes the same information as the byline - author name and academic 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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