Journal Articles

Structure of a Research Article


Features of journal articles

  • Structure
    • Experimental research article: IMRaD
    • Review article: sections with topic headings
  • Authors
    • Affiliation: from a university, research institution, industry
    • Credentials: education
  • Peer-reviewed
    • Traces of peer-review: date accepted, reviewed, online
  • References
    • In-text citations
    • Bibliography at the end
  • Language
    • For a particular audience

You don't have to read from start to finish.  Read strategically to answer specific questions.

Content last reviewed: October 1, 2020