The introduction is the part of the scientific paper, where you explain the background information, how it relates to your topic and why your topic is important. You do this so that your readers will understand the background and are able to put your work and results into the context of the literature related to the subject.
The introduction should:
The introduction should define the problem, link the work to previously published work and define any specialized terms.
The introduction will cite all the relevant literature, in the format specified in the journals style guide. The full references will be included in the reference section.
The aim should tell the reader specifically what you want to achieve. It's where you state what you'll do.
The aim should be stated clearly. If needed, the aim can be split into several parts. You can have several aims within one paper. They however should be linked together.
The aim should be included as the last paragraph of the introduction.
The methods section is where you explain what you did. You need to give enough detail for another scientist to be able to repeat your experiments from reading your paper and any references you give to methods you followed.
The methods section should be subdivided, especially in larger papers, so that the methods used for each part of the work are easily identifiable.
The methods section should include:
You should use standard units and make sure that any abbreviations used are defined. Include the number of replications used in your experimental design.
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