Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65--70

Art of reading a journal article: Methodically and effectively


RV Subramanyam 
 Department of Oral Pathology, Drs Sudha and Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

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R V Subramanyam
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Drs Sudha and Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Chinoutpalli, Gannavaram - 521 286, Andhra Pradesh
India

Background: Reading scientific literature is mandatory for researchers and clinicians. With an overflow of medical and dental journals, it is essential to develop a method to choose and read the right articles. Objective: To outline a logical and orderly approach to reading a scientific manuscript. By breaking down the task into smaller, step-by-step components, one should be able to attain the skills to read a scientific article with ease. Methods: The reader should begin by reading the title, abstract and conclusions first. If a decision is made to read the entire article, the key elements of the article can be perused in a systematic manner effectively and efficiently. A cogent and organized method is presented to read articles published in scientific journals. Conclusion: One can read and appreciate a scientific manuscript if a systematic approach is followed in a simple and logical manner.


How to cite this article:
Subramanyam R V. Art of reading a journal article: Methodically and effectively.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2013;17:65-70


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Subramanyam R V. Art of reading a journal article: Methodically and effectively. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Aug 9 ];17:65-70
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