Spending couple of months or years in research seems less difficult as compared to presenting it.Presenting your research work to a bunch of experts can be very difficult sometimes.Whatever relates to the research question belongs in the paper; the rest doesn’t.
The typical research paper is a highly codified rhetorical form [1,2].
Knowledge of the rules—some explicit, others implied—goes a long way toward writing a paper that will get accepted in a peer-reviewed journal.
You can also go on to read the rest of the article to deepen your understanding of which best practices to follow while writing a captivating, yet informative title for your research paper.
The following example will help you understand how you can go about writing a good title for your research paper in 5 simple steps: STEP 1 Ask yourself these questions and make note of the answers: This study is a randomized trial that investigates whether X therapy improved cognitive function in 40 dementia patients from 6 cities in Japan; it reports improved cognitive function.
Highlight if you have something novel in your results. The conclusion must be very meaningful for audiences.
The first thing journal editors and reviewers will see upon receiving your research paper is the title, and will immediately form a view on what they should expect in your research paper.The research question should be precise and not merely identify a general area of inquiry.It can often (but not always) be expressed in terms of a possible association between X and Y in a population Z, for example ‘we examined whether providing patients about to be discharged from the hospital with written information about their medications would improve their compliance with the treatment 1 month later’.However, in applied domains such as quality improvement, some papers are written based on projects that were undertaken for operational reasons, and not with the primary aim of producing new knowledge.In such cases, authors should define the main research question and design the paper around it.For instance, if you measured the impact of obtaining written consent on patient satisfaction at a specialized clinic using a newly developed questionnaire, you may want to write one paper on the questionnaire development and validation, and another on the impact of the intervention.The idea is not to split results into ‘least publishable units’, a practice that is rightly decried, but rather into ‘optimally publishable units’. The key attributes are: (i) specificity; (ii) originality or novelty; and (iii) general relevance to a broad scientific community.Write down your results, most possibly in the form of the table. This is very important if you are going to pursue the same topic in your further studies.Try not to confuse your audience with so much numerical data so charts will work fine. It will help you to have a future objective for yourself.Your audience will only like well-crafted presentation. Presenting a research paper is quite different from a talk or any other presentation.In research paper presentation, you are going to discuss everything that you have done and achieved during your research in limited time. For example, if you are going to work on a disease than describe the disease. If you are working on genes of that disease then it will be important discuss the genetic pathways of the disease in your introduction.