The IMRaD format has been widely adopted as a prominent structure for scientific journal articles.
I = Introduction
M = Methods
R = Results
D = Discussion
In addition, referencing is always used and the articles include a bibliography. These will, among other things, help the reader to evaluate both the coverage and the currency of the sources used.
An abstract at the beginning of the article provides an overview of the contents.
Scientific journals are usually peer-reviewed.
Interested in showing your know-how and telling the world something interesting about a project you're working on? Or maybe you just published your thesis and feel like there's still more to say on the topic? Then why not write an article about it together with your teacher!
Co-writing is a rewarding process to both student and teacher and will prepare students for their future working life as experts in their chosen fields, giving them an opportunity to practice another type of professional communication.
So you want to write an article, but are not quite sure where to begin? Worry not! To help you get started, we've listed some basic questions that will help you with drafting.
What would you like to tell your readers?
To whom are you writing?
Where would you wish to publish?
And last but not least, remember that writing is like any other skill - you're not born with it, you acquire it by practising!
The significance of discussion
Citing and the list of references
As an alternative to writing, you can also showcase the results of your project by making a video. Videos and podcasts can also be reported as publications and thus be included in the annual Ministry of Education and Culture’s publication data collecting, as long as they meet the ministry's criteria. Here are the basic things you need to consider in order to be able to report your video as a publication.