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Abstracts are very important as we and citation indexing services use them for search engines. A well-written abstract helps others to find your paper, and it encourages them to read your full manuscript.
Your abstract should be between 140 and 220 words in length, and clearly inform as to Introduction, Methods, Analysis, Results and Conclusions. You probably will write 2-3 short sentences for each of these categories. If your paper is not a 'standard' research paper, for instance one with a high degree of qualitative, speculative and editorial content, we will accept
a non-structured abstract.
Here is an example for a structured abstract:
INTRODUCTION We report a review of sustainability practices in not-for-profit,
government-sponsored organizations in New Zealand. Funding shortages
have been reported as drivers behind the development of sustainability practices
at these entities. This study attempts to identify which sustainability characteristics
can be found in this population and how effectively they are deployed.
METHOD Web-based surveys were employed to access a large population of
organizations in the North Island of New Zealand. In-depth interviews were then
conducted, followed by structured reviews of the firm, its management and
all key staff. The findings were shared with the management, for additional
ANALYSIS We carried out quantitative and qualitative analyses on this data.
We used standard SPSS statistical measures for the quantitative portion,
and developed a structured table/matrix system to categorize qualitative
RESULTS Sustainability is a highly non-specific term and applied differently
in different organizations worldwide. There is considerable attraction
to the notion of "remaining in business forever", but we found that the
approach to sustainability in practice varied greatly throughout the
CONCLUSION A management focus on sustainability as part of the business
tactics increases the awareness of the staff as to long-term operating success. Organizations which can demonstrate sustainability awareness and application,
receive more funding from donors than those firms which do not.
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