You've carefully recorded your lab results and compiled a list of relevant sources.
You've even written a draft of your scientific, technical, or medical paper, hoping to get published in a reputable journal.
Resolve the hypothesis and/or research question you identified in the introduction.
FORMATTING TIPS: Write a brief paragraph giving credit to any institution responsible for funding the study (e.g., through a fellowship or grant) and any individual(s) who contributed to the manuscript (e.g., technical advisors or editors).
Here you list citation information for each source you used (i.e., author names, date of publication, title of paper/chapter, title of journal/book, and publisher name and location).
The list of references can be in alphabetical order (author–date style of citation) or in the order in which the sources are presented in the paper (numbered citations).
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: Some journals require a statement attesting that your research is original and that you have no conflicts of interest (i.e., ulterior motives or ways in which you could benefit from the publication of your research).
This section only needs to be a sentence or two long.