B – The structured abstracts

Bauchner H, Henry R, Golub RM. The restructuring of structured abstracts. Adding a table in the Results section. JAMA 2013;309(5):491-492
(doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.76)

Today all medical journals virtually use structured abstracts for articles reporting the results of research papers, although the sections and subheadings vary in journals. In this issue of JAMA the next generation of structured abstract is introduced, featuring a table in the Results section, that displays the key findings. This is intended to convey the key results of the study in a clear, concise and efficient manner.