LSAMP: Research in the Sciences

A Starting Place for LSAMP Scholars

Anatomy of a Journal Article

Identifying elements of a journal article

The image below shows the various sections you should expect to see in a journal article

(click on image to enlarge) 

this image shows an open journal with the parts of an article labelled, such as the title, author, reference section and so forth

Image source: "Scientific writing" by Razif Shahril is licensed under CC BY 4.0

Video Tutorial on How to Read a Research Article

Source: "How to Read and Comprehend Scientific Research Articles " by U. of Minnesota Libraries is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

If you Don't Understand Terminology...

Scholarship uses specialized vocabulary. If you don't know what a term means, look it up: