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Structure your paper and abstract
The recommended scheme of the article follows the IMRaD format (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion) and responds to the questions below:
Introduction and Importance (research justification)
- What is the problem and why it is important?
- What is the current state, the gaps or problems in the field?
- What is the purpose of the study (hypotheses, objectives or research questions)?
Methods and materials
- How the problem was solved (refer to commonly used methods rather than describe them in full detail)?
- What materials were used (data, tools and techniques)?
- What are the findings?
- What did the study show (re-discussing again the study's problem in the light of the results)?
- How the results relate to other studies in the field?
- How the research is a novel contribution relative to previous research
- What are the implications for current thinking or practice?
- What are the limitations of the study?
- What are the perspectives for further research?
- What are the main points and the contribution of the research to the current state-of-the-art?
Abstract is a concise summary of the entire article. Typical abstract includes the following items:
- Purpose of the study
- Methods and materials used
- Main findings
- Principal conclusions