How research abstracts succeed and fail

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After the title, the abstract is the most read section of a journal research paper, freely available on the publisher’s website and in online databases. But it can easily fail to do its job – in several distinct ways, examples of which are examined here. To succeed, an abstract should be written as a micro-paper, focusing on five key components and prepared as carefully as the full paper, whose future success it determines.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBlog post
Media of outputOn line
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2021


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