How to Abstract

Submitted by philipp on Tue, 10/20/2020 - 11:04

Some time ago I stumbled across an example how an abstract for Nature should be structured. I think everybody from academia should take a brief look it this, although the nuances might be different depending on your dicipline's academic culture.

Anyhow, it is astonishing how many people—from stumbling students to prestigious professors—fail at writing a decent abstract (e.g., rather a teaser, missing information on method, motivation, and outcome, …). Maybe this example helps writing the next one.