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Primary research articles and review articles

Here are some common characteristics of primary research articles:

  • Author(s) present data and findings from original research after conducting an original experiment.
  • A primary research article typically contains the following sections: Methods/Materials, Results, Discussion.
  • Look for information on SI (Supplemental Information).  This may include additional data and/or research information.  Be sure to track down and read the SI for a complete understanding of the research being presented in the article.

Sample article

Journals to consider for primary research articles

Annual Review of Physiology

Journal of Experimental Biology

Physiology & Behavior

American Journal of Physiology

Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: Ecological and Evolutionary Approaches

Science

Nature

PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

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