A template for a research article

Go through the steps and submit your text to get a draft of your article.

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Step 1. Write here your research questions (do not delete texts inside the fields below!)

Step 2. Write a short description (do not interpret or explain!) of your data. You will add tables, graphs and other information after submitting this form.

Step 3. Write here how did you get your data. Usually data are collected using one of the following methods: interviews, surveys (questionnairs), observations, document anlysis, historical-structural analysis, interpretive analysis, text-analysis, ethnographic studies, study of public signs, case studies, statistical methods, experimental methods, comparative studies and tests.

Step 4. Write your introduction section (Why are your research questions important, useful, novel or interesting? What has already been done by other researchers?):

Step 5. Write your interpretation of your data, by comparing them with the ideas in your introduction.

Step 6. Write your conclusions:

Step 7. Give a title for your article:

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How to write a scientific paper
(summary of article by Robert Day)

Name the title and abstract after you have finished the paper

1. Title: as few as possible words while adequately describing the content of the paper

2. Abstract
a) state the principal objectives and scope of the investigation
b) describe the methodology employed
c) summarize the results
d) state the principal conclusion
e) do not exceed 250 words
f) make the abstract and title the last things you do in the paper

3. Introduction
a) nature and scope of problem investigated
b) brief review of pertinent literature to orient the reader
c) define any jargon in the introduction

4. Methods/Approach: state method of investigation, materials used, approach, scope

5. Results: Keep results short and sweet

6. Discussion
a) try to present the principles, relationships, and generalizations shown by the results
b) point out exceptions or lack of correlation and define unsettled points
c) show how results agree or contrast with previous published results
d) discuss theoretical implications as well as practical applications
e) state conclusions clearly as possible
f) summarize your evidence for each conclusion

7. Acknowledgments
a) acknowledge any significant help you received
b) acknowledge any funding or other resources which supported the work

8. Literature cited: double check the references when profreading, before submission, and again during the galley proof stage.


Day, R. (1995). How to write & publish a scientific paper. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from https://www.uah.edu/images/administrative/perl/resources/how_to_write_a_technical_journal_article.pdf