Citation Style Language

Should initialize-with-hyphen be set to "false" for American Medical Association?

Full write-up here: Should initialize-with-hyphen be set to "false" for American Medical Association? · Issue #5675 · citation-style-language/styles · GitHub

Background

I recently learned that one should omit the hyphen from first-name initials when using the American Medical Association style.

However, I noticed that the default output of AMA retains the hyphen:

(Example taken from Zotero using the AMA 11 csl file.)

Both the 10th and 11th versions of AMA exhibit this behavior.

Question

Should initialize-with-hyphen be added, set to “false,” in order to meet AMA’s stipulation that the hyphen be omitted? Adding this setting appears to do the trick.

This issue has been resolved: Set initialize-with-hyphen to false for AMA styles by wmhorne · Pull Request #5689 · citation-style-language/styles · GitHub

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