Report new developments in the field, and state how your research fills gaps in the existing research.
That is, if you have too much data to fit in a (relatively) short research paper, move anything that's not essential to this section.
FORMATTING TIPS: Aside from the overall format of your paper, there are still other details to watch out for.
You can also include a research question, hypothesis, and/or objectives at the end of this section.
FORMATTING TIPS: This is the part of your paper that explains how the research was done.
FORMATTING TIPS: Now that you've explained how you gathered your research, you've got to report what you actually found.
In this section, outline the main findings of your research.
The four main elements of a scientific paper can be represented by the acronym IMRa D: introduction, methods, results, and discussion.
Other sections, along with a suggested length,* are listed in the table below. Now, let's go through the main sections you might have to prepare to format your paper.
Follow your style guide; if no guidelines are provided, choose a citation format and be consistent.
FORMATTING TIPS: In this optional section, you can present nonessential information that further clarifies a point without burdening the body of the paper.