How to write an honest but effective abstract for scientific papers

Sanganyado, Edmond (2019) How to write an honest but effective abstract for scientific papers. Scientific African, 6. e00170. ISSN 2468-2276

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Due to lack of training in scientific writing and sometimes unethical practices, abstracts are often poorly written, lack critical information, and sometimes contain spin. An effective abstract provides brief but adequate information on the purpose, procedure, results and implications of a study. This paper discusses the key components of a good abstract, offers recommendations on reducing spin in abstracts, and analyzes three abstracts written by the author with the goal of helping young researchers write honest and effective abstracts.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: The author gratefully acknowledges the financial support from the start-up fund from Shantou University.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scientific abstract, Manuscript preparation, Scientific writing, Research excellence
Subjects: C100 Biology
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2022 12:05
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2022 12:15

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