Guidelines for Writing the Scientific Journal Article Report
Goal: The goal of this assignment is for you to research a topic of interest to you that has to do with the human body. This topic could be about human anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, pathophysiology, or medicine. You should be able to do an online library search of the topic and then find a primary scientific research article that you will summarize using the following format.
1. Title of the Report Page
2. Summary of the Report: 1 page
In this section, you should summarize the objectives, the methods and materials used, and the findings of the paper.
3. Discussion: 1-2 pages
Discuss the importance of the findings in the article to the science that it deals with (anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medicine, nursing, etc.) Compare the results with similar research in this particular field of investigation. Evaluate the research done in the article using two other sources. Give your opinion as to the merits (or lack of) of this research. Elaborate on the future of such research and the direction it might take.
Cite reference articles and list the sources in the bibliography section at the end.
4. Bibliography Page:
Use at least 2 sources of reference. If you cite someone you must include him/her in the bibliography.
Bibliography format: Author (last name, first initials), “title of the article”, the title of magazine or journal, book or periodical (underlined), date, volume, number, page numbers. If the article(s) is(are) from a website, be sure to include a live hyperlink to the article(s).
Article(s) must be from 2010 or later. No articles from Encyclopedias.
Select a paper on a topic that must be directly or indirectly related to human anatomy. Attach a copy of the article to your report or a web link to the report if available.
The article review must be typed. Allow one-inch margins everywhere. Typing must be done using 12 pt. font and 1.5 line spacing.