If you want others to cite your paper, you should make sure they read it first.Let us assume that the title and the abstract of your paper have convinced your peers that they should see your paper.
If you want others to cite your paper, you should make sure they read it first.
Another way to emphasize the importance of the research topic is to highlight the possible benefits from solving the problem or from finding an answer to the question: possible savings, greater production, longer-lasting devices, and so on. For example, instead of saying that X dollars are lost because of malaria every year, say that X dollars can be saved annually if malaria is prevented, or X millions litres of water can be saved by dispensing with irrigation, or X person-hours can be saved in the form of avoided illnesses because of improved air quality or reduced pollution.
As mentioned earlier, a formal review of literature is out of place in the Introduction section of a research paper; however, it is appropriate to indicate any earlier relevant research and clarify how your research differs from those attempts.
If, for example, your research was about finding the right proportions of two metals in an alloy and you tested ten different proportions, you do not have to list all the ten proportions: it is enough to say that the proportions varied from to .
Compared to two other sections of a typical research paper, namely Methods and Results, Introduction and Discussion are more difficult to write.
However, the 4-step approach described in this article should ease the task.
A final tip: although the Introduction is the first section of the main text of your paper, you don’t have to write that section first.
Most of the advice in this handout pertains to argumentative or exploratory academic essays.
Be aware, however, that different genres have their own special expectations about beginnings and endings.
Once the first sentence has introduced the broad field, the next sentence can point to the specific area within that broad field.
As you may have noticed, the papers in the examples mentioned above introduced the subfield by mentioning 1) remission of some types cancer following accidental infection by Streptococcus pyogenes, 2) organic matter in soil as a source of nutrients for plants and of energy for microorganisms, and 3) imaging techniques to visualize the 3-dimensional structure of the materials and components of batteries on nanoscale.