|The title of a scholarly article is a very brief summary (a sentence or shorter) of the article’s contents. Usually at the very top of the article.
|The authors and their credentials appear near the top of the article. Credentials are provided to establish authority and to provide contact information.
|A summary of the article, usually under 250 words. It contains a description of the problem, an outline of the study, and a summary of the conclusions. Readers can use it to quickly decide whether to read the article.
|Describes the topic or problem the authors researched. The authors will present their thesis or the research goal, and the importance of the research question.
|An overview of related research that has already been published. It may be included in the introduction or be its own section.
|Charts & graphs
|Scholarly articles frequently contain charts or graphs to display statistical data used and analysis done.
|A clear description of how study was done, why those procedures were chosen, and which statistical tests were done to analyze data.
|This section is where the findings of the study are reported based on the information gathered and analyzed. It simply and logically states the findings, without bias or interpretation.
|Interprets and describes, in plain language, the results and the significance of the findings in the context of what was already known about the research problem.
|At the end of the article. Authors summarize the results of their research, discuss how their finding relate to other scholarship, or encourage other researchers to continue their work.
|Listed at the end of the paper, most scholarly articles contain references to publications by other authors. Each one listed connects to a citation used in the paper. You can use them to find additional sources on the topic.