How to write an abstract
The abstract you will need to submit in order to apply for the EAHP - EPSA Student Science Award will need to restate the key points of your research in a way that will make it attractive to readers. A well-written article will motivate the reader to read more about the research. The jury who will evaluate your abstract and, eventually, the manuscript, will be one of those readers, so ensure that your abstract is written well. In order to ease your work with that, we have prepared some tips for you.
Abstract for the EAHP - EPSA Student Science Award
The abstract, which you will need to submit by 15th November 2017, has to be written according to the EJHP Guidance for Authors. The criteria which will be used for the evaluation of abstracts and manuscripts can be found in the Selection Procedure section.
Here are some basic tips:
- Make sure your abstract is easy to understand and read.
- Your abstract should be no longer than 250 words.
- Adhere to the requested structure; your abstract should include clearly stated Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusions.
- Add keywords to the end of the abstract.
- The text should flow throughout the article; invest effort into the words you are using.
- Make sure to perform a spell- and grammar-check on your abstract.
- Emphasize the quality and originality of your research, and how it contributes to Hospital Pharmacy.
- If you are in doubt, ask a fellow student to help you identify the parts you could improve.
You can find explanations for the tips above and additional, more detailed ones in the Guidelines for writing an abstract. Everything stated in this web page and in the guidelines is in accordance with the EJHP Guidance for Authors, so follow the direction given in this section and the Guidelines closely and increase your chances to receive the EAHP-EPSA Student Science Award.