International journals have a standard writing structure. Usually international journals are written in order from title to reference. However, how to write an easy international journal manuscript does not have to be sequential.
Based on experience, writing international journals sequentially (according to their structure) is not very effective. So we need a strategy on how to make the order of writing this international journal manuscript.
In general, an international journal sequentially consists of:
- Materials and Method
The obstacle when writing international journal manuscripts in order according to their structure is the limitation in the content of the journal. The author becomes attached to the title that has been made in advance. As a result, the opportunity to get a source of ideas in solving problems becomes small.
In addition, the process of making journal manuscripts takes longer because they have to synchronize back and forth between the components of the journal's structure.
Then, what is the order of writing an effective international journal manuscript? The following is a personal experience when I write an international journal manuscript.
To make it easy and effective in preparing international journal manuscripts, the following is the order of writing.
1. Materials and Method
This section contains an explanation of your readiness to conduct research. In addition to explaining all research materials and tools, you also need to explain clearly how to conduct research.
Why does this Materials and Method section need to be created first?
An international journal is a scientific article that results from research. Of course this part is the easiest to make.
As is the case with Materials and Methods, you certainly already have the results or research results when you are going to make a journal manuscript. It's just that you need to take only part of the research results. It doesn't need to be all, so that the discussion can be in more detail.
This section only contains research data without any analysis. You can write the analysis in the Discussion section. But there are also those who combine Result and Discussion. If they are combined, it means that when displaying the results of the research, it is immediately followed by the analysis.
This section contains the analysis of research results that can prove the truth of the hypothesis or research objectives. In essence, the Discussion section contains arguments that support the truth of the research results.
In addition to answering the hypothesis, this section contains answers to your research objectives. Here you can also state the advantages and disadvantages of the method you used to solve the problem.
After finishing writing the contents of the journal, now is the time for you to make an Introduction. This introduction contains an introduction for the reader before reading the entire contents of the journal.
Usually the Introduction has the following structure:
- The significance of your research
- The results of previous people's research are related to your research
- Bring up problems that have not been investigated by others
- Taking the right method in solving these problems
Some things to consider when making references are:
- Write down all the references you use. Reference sources that you do not cite would be better if you do not need to cite. Use citation generator software to eliminate errors.
- Use up-to-date reference sources. At least less than 10 years ago.
- Use a reference writing style according to the journal. Most journals have different writing styles.
Abstract is a summary of the contents of a journal that is more informative than the title. In order for readers to understand the entire contents of the journal, abstracts are usually made with the following structure:
- Introduction containing introduction
- What actions do you take when doing research
- Research result
- Cover or impact
Because it is a summary, the abstract is usually made up of only half a journal page with a few keywords under it.
Title is a summary of a journal. It is very appropriate if you write this title at the end of writing the journal.
9. Tables and Figures
The clarity of the appearance of Tables and Figures is very important. Usually Tables and Figures are made in a separate file (separately with the contents of the journal).
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