Outline of a scientific paper
- Author(s) and affiliation(s)
- What is the problem?
- Why is the problem important?
- What previous works have been done?
- Why is the problem not solved?
- What is the present work aiming to do?
- Why is it better than the previous works?
- Equipment and data collection/Methods
Even if details are referred to a previous paper, sufficient information should be given so that a reader has some idea of what was used.
State immediately the most important results before discussing them.
- Appendices (if necessary)
- Tables and captions
- Figures and captions