Preparing the abstract

Sholapurkar, Amar A. (2011) Preparing the abstract. In: Sholapurkar, Amar A., (ed.) Publish and flourish – a practical guide for effective scientific writing. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, New Delhi, pp. 30-33.

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[Extract] Having read your title, the reader will next want to know more information without having gone through the whole long article to get the "meat". This is the purpose of an abstract. In short an abstract is a succinct (one paragraph) summary of the entire manuscript. Although it is located at the beginning of the paper, it is the easiest to write. An abstract is often the only part of the manuscript that is read by most of the readers. Hence, it should be written in such a way that it encourages the potential readers to read the whole paper. Basically an abstract c-0mprises of a one paragraph summary of the whole paper. They have become very important as electronic publication databases are the primary means of finding research reports in the subject area of concern.

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