LSFRS Final Research Reports
Due Date: May 8th, 2020
Mentor Approval: Make sure you have an email copy of your mentor's approval of your manuscript - you will need to upload this at the time of your manuscript submission.
Abstract: 100-250 words
Keywords: Include 2 to 5 key terms.
Article: 1000-2500 words (2-5 Pages)
Sections: Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results (or Progress to Date*), Discussion, and Literature Cited
*: For projects that do not have results, have very limited results, or have results that mentors consider proprietary (editors of journals DO NOT consider data in publications of this type to be “prior publication” or “previously published”) a description of accomplishments and evidence for why this is the beginning of a contribution should substitute Progress to Date for Results. Progress might include descriptions of your apparatus, field sites, tissues cultured, histological slides prepared, plasmids engineered, etc.
Authorship: The LSFRS student must be first author, and the mentor must be last author. Other authors should be listed in whatever order the student and mentor see fit. Flag graduate student and postdoc mentors as such. Include an address line with email addresses for the authors.
References:Journal Ecology Style*.
Font, etc.: Use 12-point Times New Roman with 1” margins. Use the overall hierarchy of title (16-point bold), section (14-point bold), subsection (12-point underlined).
Tables and Figures
You must reference all tables and figures with in-text callouts, i.e. “(Figure 1).” You should never use the table or figure in-text as a noun in the sentence—each is a bit of supporting evidence for the claims you make.
Figures and tables all must have captions describing their contents. Describe any variables or other aspects of the table or figure so that your reader can understand how to interpret the information. For figures and tables from other publications or sources, cite the sources and provide copyright permissions. If a researcher provided a photograph, include the photographer’s name in the caption.
Tables and figures should never have titles. Include units: in tables, include the units with the column headers or with the data; on graphs, label each axis with the units you use.
For multiple graphs, photographs, etc., with the same basic theme, strongly consider grouping the items together. To do so, provide letters for sub-figures, i.e.:
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