Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP): What's a scholarly article?

This guide is designed to support the library instruction sessions for the CSTEP program. A series of workshops will be conducted using this guide as an instruction tool and resource during class. Key concepts and resources are highlighted in this guide.
//infoguides.rit.edu/prf.php?account_id=43305

The Anatomy of a Science Journal Article

A scholarly journal article has an abstract, introduction, method, results, conclusion and a list of references (bibliography).  The journal article's topic should be easy to understand as you read its abstract and introduction.  The method, results and conclusion sections discuss and compare the conducted research.  Authors have to include their cited references about research by other scientists. The use of references distinguish scholarly journal articles from non scholarly journals.

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Click on the image to review different parts of a scholarly article.

Edit this Guide

Log into Dashboard

Use of RIT resources is reserved for current RIT students, faculty and staff for academic and teaching purposes only.
Please contact your librarian with any questions.

Facebook icon  Twitter icon  Instagram icon  YouTube icon