B – Abstract preparation

Clarann Weinert SC. Are all abstracts created equal?? Applied Nursing Research 2010;23(2):106-9

The preparation of a strong, convincing abstract is crucial for each investigator or clinical scholar. The scientific community reads more abstracts than full texts. The article explores each critical stage of abstract development: planning, drafting, reviewing, peer reviewing, editing, and packaging. It also gives hints on developing the six key elements of a structured abstract -background, purpose, sample, methods, results, and implications.