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Indian J Psychiatry. 2011 Apr;53(2):172-5. doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.82558.

How to write a good abstract for a scientific paper or conference presentation.

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Department of Psychopharmacology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

s of scientific papers are sometimes poorly written, often lack important information, and occasionally convey a biased picture. This paper provides detailed suggestions, with examples, for writing the background, methods, results, and conclusions sections of a good abstract. The primary target of this paper is the young researcher; however, authors with all levels of experience may find useful ideas in the paper.

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Abstract; preparing a manuscript; writing skills

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