English Language Resources for Authors


Tips for Writing a Good Abstract

In your abstract, you want to grab your reader's attention and explain the main findings of your research in a concise way with impact. The abstract is in many ways the most important part of your paper. It is also important to take into consideration a publisher's requirements, such as word count limits; use of appropriate keywords; and whether or not a structured or unstructured abstract is required.

If you need help with this, Charlesworth's editorial staff can assist with evaluation and rewriting. Contact our helpdesk at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

For more tips, visit our WRITING TIPS page to view helpful advice for writing in English.

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