Framing the title and abstract of your paper

Framing the title and abstract of your paper

Writing the title and abstract for a research paper: Being concise,
precise, and meticulous is the key

Tullu MS.
Saudi J Anaesth. 2019 Apr;13(Suppl 1):S12-S17. doi: 10.4103/sja.SJA_685_18.

Have you come across titles / abstracts from search results that sounded very promising, but when you read the article, the content did not match what you first saw? Or have you come across titles that did not mean anything, and there was no abstract? You obviously would not bother to trace and read that article – unless the author was your friend!

In the days of information overload, if you want your paper to be read, it is important to frame the title and abstract so well that
a) It is easily retrieved when one searches using relevant terms
b) A reader would want to read the article, by reading the title and abstract

The author of this article has highlighted the importance of writing clear titles and abstracts. And then has proceeded to list and describe the
i) Importance
ii) Types
iii) Drafting
iv) Checklists
For both titles as well as abstracts

A clear set of points makes it easy for any aspiring author to plan these steps right!


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