Scientific research papers have a basic structure that is sometimes varied because of field of study, place of publication and author’s preferences and interests, but there are academic traditions that are important. What follows are some definitions and descriptions to help read and understand several types of academic papers.
More than one million scientific research papers are published in scientific journals worldwide every year. Despite its extensive use and recognition among scientists in assessing the plausibility of research claims, in the rest of society very little is known about the existence of the peer-review process or what it involves.
Writing a Scientific Research Paper - Columbia University
Most scientific research papers start with a title. The title needs to be appropriate for the audience and describe the subject matter. The most effective titles summarize the results.