The Introduction Section

  • Uday C. Ghoshal


Most biomedical journals require authors to follow the IMRAD format (see also Chap.  1) while writing original research papers. The Introduction is the first section of the body of the paper. The different sections of a paper vary in length, with the Introduction section usually being shorter than the Methods and the Results sections.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uday C. Ghoshal
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  1. 1.Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and Department of GastroenterologySanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical SciencesLucknowIndia

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