When submitting a manuscript to a journal, make sure you follow the guidelines described in the submission policies of that publication, and include as many sections as you think are applicable to presenting your material.
Remember to keep your audience in mind as you are making this decision.
If certain information is particularly pertinent for conveying your research, then ensure that there is a section of your paper that adequately addresses that information.
In school or college, you will be tasked with completing academic research in different forms. In simple terms, a literature review is a piece of writing that researches a particular topic as part of a larger essay or bibliographic scholarly journal.
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Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions of fair use.In many of the social sciences, you will be asked to design and conduct your own experimental research.If so, you will need to write up your paper using a structure that is more complex than that used for just a literature review.We have a complete resource devoted to writing an experimental report in the field of psychology here.This structure follows the scientific method, but it also makes your paper easier to follow by providing those familiar cues that help your reader efficiently scan your information for: Make sure to check the guidelines for your assignment or any guidelines that have been given to you by an editor of a journal before you submit a manuscript containing the sections listed above.Often student research in APA fields falls into this category.Your professor might ask you to write this kind of paper to demonstrate your familiarity with work in the field pertinent to the research you hope to conduct.I also provide links at the end of this guide to resources that you should use in order to search the literature and as you write your review.In addition to using the step-by-step guide that I have provided below, I also recommend that you (a) locate examples of literature reviews in your field of study and skim over these to get a feel for what a literature review is and how these are written (I have also provided links to a couple of examples at the end of these guidelines (b) read over other guides to writing literature reviews so that you see different perspectives and approaches: Some examples are: Read through the links provided below on APA guidelines so that you become familiar with the common core elements of how to write in APA style: in particular, pay attention to general document guidelines (e.g.Each has unique requirements concerning the sections that must be included in the paper.A literature review is a critical summary of what the scientific literature says about your specific topic or question.