How to write a journal article

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How to write a journal article

  1. 1. How to write a journal article
  2. 2. Make your article a story Introduction Summary/Conclusion Detailed description Background/ Lit review Functional description Test Results/ Validation Economic & IP Analysis
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION Why this awesome project happened
  4. 4. SUMMARY AND LITERATURE REVIEW Other people may have helped my awesome project along
  5. 5. What is a summary/ lit review? Why do I need one?  Someone did something that made you want to do this project – talk about it  Someone has probably done something similar in the past  Someone has probably designed or created some of the bits your project uses
  6. 6. Cite with Style • IEEE: http://standards.ieee.org/guides/style/ • Examples: http://www.ieee.org/documents/ieeecitationr ef.pdf
  7. 7. Example: In-text Bockelman [1] and Lowe-Wincentsen [2] both postulate that student authors learn how to write proper citations. In her Copyright 101 talk, Lowe-Wincentsen [2], states that plagiarism can be avoided through proper use of citations. The Library website [3] has many resources to help format citations.
  8. 8. Examples: Reference page Book: [1] J. K. Author, “Title of chapter in the book,” in Title of His Published Book, xth ed. City of Publisher, Country if not USA: Abbrev. of Publisher, year, ch. x, sec. x, pp. xxx–xxx. Journal/ Conference: [2] J. K. Author, “Name of paper,” Abbrev. Title of Periodical, vol. x, no. x, pp. xxx-xxx, Abbrev. Month, year. Web page: [3] Author(s). “Title.” Internet: complete URL, date updated [date accessed].
  9. 9. FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION This is my project, it does these awesome things
  10. 10. DETAILED DESCRIPTION My Project is so Awesome you will never believe how awesome it is. Give details about awesome things 1 – 1,000about my project
  11. 11. TEST RESULTS AND VALIDATION To prove my project’s awesomeness, I tested it
  12. 12. ECONOMIC AND IP ANALYSIS These things add up, but who can put a price on Awesomeness?
  13. 13. SUMMARY/ CONCLUSION All the whos down in Whoville will sing about how awesome this project is.

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