Reading the abstract
The image below shows the first page of an article, highlighting the abstract of the article.
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- Abstracts are often written by the author or authors of the article.
- The abstract provides a concise summary of the research, including its purpose, significant results, and implications of the results.
- Reading the abstract can be a good way to determine whether the article is suitable for your needs.
- The abstract appears on the first page of the journal article, and may or may not be labeled.