Video’s description: How to write a title for your research paper
Helloб today we’ll discuss the most important aspect of a research paper – the title.
Еhe title is the first thing journal editors and reviewers will see when they receive your paper . It is also the only aspect that will be freely available to readers through search engines or indexing databases. Follow these steps to create the perfect title for your paper
Step 1. Ask yourself these questions
– what is my paper about
– my paper studies whether drug a improves the motor function of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s.
– what technique / design did I use.
– I used a randomized trial
– who or what did I study
– I studied 400 cases from 6 states in the US
– what were the results
– there was an improvement in the motor function of patients
Step 2. List keywords from your answers
In step 1 from the previous example we get some keywords “drug A”, “randomized trial”, “Alzheimer’s”, “six states in the u.s.”, “400 cases”, “improvement in the motor function”
Step3. Use these keywords to create a sentence.
This study is a randomized trial that investigates whether drug a improved the motor function and 400 Alzheimer’s patients from six states in the US: it reports an improvement in the motor function. Don’t worry if the sentence is long, you’re about to polish it.
step 4. Create a working title, delete all repetitive or unnecessary words from this sentence. So what you get from this example is
randomized trial of drug a for improving motor function and 400 Alzheimer’s patients from six states in the u.s. reports improved motor function.
Тote the word count of this working title
step 5. Create a final title
Start polishing, delete information that is not essential
Randomized trial of drug a for improving motor function in 400 Alzheimer’s patients. There you have a title for your research paper. You could also add a subtitle to this version
Drug A improves motor function and 400 Alzheimer’s patients: A randomized trial.
Remember always write a title after you’ve finished writing your research paper;
Keep it short and simple;
Include all essential information about your paper;
Avoid using abbreviations or too many technical terms;
Use keywords that highlight what your paper is about;
Never insert a period at the end of your title.