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					Introduction

         Sadeghi Ramin, MD
  Nuclear Medicine Research Center,
    Mashhad University of Medical
              Sciences
Introduction
   In the introduction we usually explain
    briefly the reason that we have
    performed the study
   Very important part
       It is the first part to be read by the
        reviewers
Introduction scheme
   Brief explaining of the subject and its
    importance
   Brief (if any) review of the relevant
    literature
   Why we performed this study
       The shortcomings of the previous studies
   The aim of the study.
First paragraph of the
introduction
   We give the readers the main subject
    and topic of our study and its
    importance in the introduction.
The remaining of the
introduction
   We should start with general aspects of
    the study and move to the special ones
       Inverted triangle
   Gradually explain the subject and
    previous studies in brief and their
    shortcomings
References
   Use the most recent studies not those
    available at the time of proposal
    preparation
   Use the articles by possible reviewers
    and the journal you want to submit
    your paper
   Do not use your articles (auto-
    referencing) too often
References
   Always search relevant articles by
    Iranian scientists.
       Cite them in your article
       Cite articles from Iranian journals
       We should support our fellow researchers
        and our own journals
The last paragraph
   It should contain the aim of the study.
Some tips
   Do not make the introduction too long
       At most two pages or 1/6 of the
        manuscript
   Always mention the aim of the study
   Do not mention irrelevant articles
   Do not mention the results
Some tips
   Do not use “I”.
   Usually the tense of the verbs is present
   Do not use too much abbreviations

				
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