Structure of a Journal-Style Scientific Paper (Materials and methods …
Structure of a
Journal-Style Scientific Paper
A paragraph between 200 or 300 words.
Restate the main ideas of each section of the whole paper
It tries to synthesize the major aspects of the entire paper in one paragraph.
Design and methods
Use the established citing system. E.g. APA
It is an alphabetical listing of the references cited in your paper
It states the purpose of the investigation and summarizes the rational of the research.
Provide a look of the context
Clear statement of the rationale
Clearity about the subject area
Present results,without interpretation, in logical sequence using text and illustrative materials (Tables and Figures).
Present with logical support the problem presented
Important negative results should be reported, too.
Materials and methods
Explain how the study was carried: General structure and organization
Relevant information about the pre-experiment
Purpose: Reader will understand the logical flow of the experiment(s) with use of subheadings.
Use of third person and passive constructions to describe the experiment
Describe the procedures in sufficient detail that other scientists could repeat your work to verify your findings.
Describe how the data were summarized and analyzed.
To interpret results about the subject of the investigation, and to explain new understandings after taking the results into consideration.
It must be linked to the introduction in terms of the question and the hypothesis
It is not a rearrangement of the introduction
Do not restate your results
Organize the discussion taking into account the order of the experiments
Use active voice