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The Format of Scientific Literature. By: Allison, Leah, Hunter, Jordan. The first information seen…. A catchy title which explains what the author did or what they found. A list of the authors -1 st Author listed: Writer of the first draft

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the format of scientific literature

The Format of Scientific Literature

By: Allison, Leah, Hunter, Jordan

the first information seen
The first information seen…
  • A catchy title which explains what the author did or what they found.
  • A list of the authors

-1st Author listed: Writer of the first draft

-The following authors have all contributed in some way

-The final author is the senior author who oversees the process

  • Shows what the researcher is doing
  • May give a general view of the results

-In the Arabidopsis paper Kipp stated, “Thus, heat adversely affects growth and development as well as reproductive success in Arabidopsis”

  • Gives the general background on for the experiment, often explaining the reasoning behind research

-For example, Kipp raised the issue about current Global Warming

materials and methods
Materials and Methods
  • Lists needed materials to perform the experiment
  • Gives the step by step process of the experiment

-Kipp showed the different processes involved, such as selection process, germination, seed sowing, and growing conditions

observations and results
Observations and Results
  • Uses graphs and charts to visualize the results
discussion and conclusion
Discussion and Conclusion
  • Summarizes the results in paragraph form by explaining data and gives the reason for the research
  • Gives thanks to all who attributed time and effort into the project

-Such as: ones who give advice, notes, funding, and expertise

  • Citing sources
  • Often this is seen throughout the paper by the contributor’s name or through a number which gives reference to the actual citing
  • What is the most useful method of presenting results in chart form? (clue: use of symbols)
  • Where should background information be presented?
  • What is a common way of presenting authors?
  • When citing the authors, where would the senior author be in the list order?