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Format of journal articles

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What format is most accepted?

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ProfMD

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For a clinical research project it is usually along the lines of:
Introduction
Methods
Results
Conclusion

The format will be different for case reports, literature reviews, etc.

Also, different journals have different formatting rules for the text, figures, tables, and references.

Your best bet is to go to the journal website and find their "Instructions for Authors."
 
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On the journal's website there will be a page for instructions to authors.

This will tell you exactly how to format your paper

This. And if your school has a medical librarian, I'm assuming they would be more than happy to help you with formatting, editing, etc.


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It's different for each journal. Some don't really care as long as you're internally consistent and some have very strict guidelines. Read the information for authors for journals you're planning to submit to - that's the easiest way to resolve any ambiguity you might experience.
 
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