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Nursing and Midwifery: Journals


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Phillip Allan Archive Service

Starting your assignment or preparing for exams? Phillip Allan Archive Service is the perfect place to begin your research and build the skills and knowledge that will boost your exam grades.

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Online Journals via Discover

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Understanding Journals

What is an abstract?
This is usually a very concise summary of what the report or article is about and is usually placed before the body of the writing. The abstract should give the reader enough information about the research to make them recognise its significance and assess whether it is relevant to the particular area they are researching (usually half a page).
This section is important because it potentially saves you time reading, by allowing you to get a feel for the contents of the article without having to read through it entirely.

What is Peer Reviewed?
Peer review is an important process applied to research articles before publication. Peer review involves the article being read by professionals and experts in the field to assess the quality, significance and relevance of the research.
This process can highlight errors in the research process, duplicated work and flaws in experimental design. If there are problems with the research then the article is returned to the original authors for further work.
Once a peer reviewed article is published it is 'recognised' as a piece of work of value and importance.