Intro to Scientific Papers (Final 9-17-09, post)

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INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC PAPERS Emily Brennan, MLIS Joe Pozdol, MLIS Norris Medical Library University of Southern California 2003 Zonal Ave Los Angeles, CA 90089-9130 [email protected] [email protected]
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Before We Begin… Ask questions! PowerPoint on Blackboard Interactive questions Outline handout Article handout Evaluation
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Outline For Today I. Publishing a paper A. Peer review B. Revisions II. Parts of a paper A. Abstract B. Introduction/Background C. Methods D. Results E. Discussion F. References (Bibliography) III. Study types A. Primary 1. Observational 2. Experimental B. Secondary
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PART I HOW SCIENTIFIC PAPERS GET PUBLISHED
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Part I Objectives Develop an understanding of the peer review process Be able to explain revision and resubmission
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Peer Review Process Researcher submits paper about his study to a journal Journal editor receives paper submission and sends it to experts in the field for peer review Peer reviewers read article and provide feedback to the editor Article is either: Accepted and published as is (rare) Rejected : researcher can attempt to submit paper to another journal • Sent back to researcher for revision (very common)
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Revision Process Researcher conducts additional experiments if needed Wording is changed Sections are added or deleted Researcher submits paper a second time and the process repeats until the reviewers are satisfied
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The ideal peer review process is single blind. 1. True 2. False
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Most papers get published the first time they are submitted. 1. True 2. False
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PART II SECTIONS OF A PUBLISHED SCIENTIFIC PAPER
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Part II Objectives Learn the basic structure of papers Develop an approach to reading papers Learn how to interpret an article citation
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The Basic Parts Title Abstract Introduction Methods Results Discussion References
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Read In This Order Title Abstract Introduction/ Discussion Methods/ Results
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before the author presents the results of the study. 1. True
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