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Breaks down the structure of a scholarly article, especially a scientific article, into all its parts and explains each one.

Breaks down the structure of a scholarly article, especially a scientific article, into all its parts and explains each one.

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  • Common format is convenient, and sometimes publishers don’t divide text into separate sections, but if you know standard format, you can adjust.CITATION – at top; scientific vs. commercial AUTHORS – research team; 1st and last – most useful in tracking down similar studies; institutional affiliations? PUBLICATION DATES – received, accepted, published online, published print PEER REVIEW – 2 or more anonymous reviewers; scientists get credit by publishing ORIGINAL findingsABSTRACT – at top; summary of the paper; different from intro.; like the paper’s “tweet” – less than 250 words; gives study’s purpose, experimental approach, key results, conclusionsACKNOWLEDGMENTS – at end; people/institutions who’ve contributed; funding source could bias outcomesREFERENCES – at end; only those articles cited in paper; look here for further reading on topic; analyze type of sources usedEXTENDED RESEARCH TEAM – everybody else
  • Scientific societies vs. commercial publishers. Journals produced by scientific societies and companies can both be reliable, but it helps to know what organization is behind the journal.
  • Tutorial from North Carolina State University Library.

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  • Works Cited• Journal Article Example, accessed 10.30.12: http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.0040140• Peer Review Tutorial, accessed 10.30.12: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/pr/• Images, accessed 10.31.12 – http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=anatomy+images&view=detail&id=B42312EFFC 8265213D1781E88257D7BF6A3140C1&first=1 – http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=school+library+journal+cover+images&view=de tail&id=4942CECE0B070DA994688495CA175553802B2F22 – http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=publishers+weekly+cover+images&view=detail &id=E9935FBFFFFF2A57DB6096A0581D0EFD3EEABDBA