Indian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 221-

What to Write in Each Segment of an Original Article?


Himel Mondal1, Shaikat Mondal2, Koushik Saha3,  
1 Department of Physiology, Fakir Mohan Medical College and Hospital, Balasore, Odisha, India
2 Department of Physiology, Kalna SD Hospital, Kalna, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Anatomy, Fakir Mohan Medical College and Hospital, Balasore, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Himel Mondal
Department of Physiology, Fakir Mohan Medical College and Hospital, Balasore, Odisha
India




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Mondal H, Mondal S, Saha K. What to Write in Each Segment of an Original Article?.Indian J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2019;6:221-221


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Sir,

The most popular format of the original research article is IMRaD which stands for Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion.[1] For ease of description, we are using a new acronym – IaMRDC which stands for Introduction with aim, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. Many a time, journal readers read the aim (what authors wanted to find?) and conclusion (what authors found?) of a paper to get an overall view of the research.[2] Hence, we added “Aim” and “Conclusion” in the newly proposed acronym.[5]

In a previous editorial, the art and craft of writing a scientific paper has been discussed.[3] In this article, we are presenting the basic question which should be answered by each segment of a manuscript in a quickly accessible tabular form [Table 1]. It may help a novice writer before, during, and after preparation of an original research article.{Table 1}

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