How to write a title for your research paper

hello today we'll discuss the most important aspect of a research paper the title the title is the first thing journal editors and reviewers will see when they receive your paper it is also the only aspect that will be freely available to readers through search engines or indexing databases follow these steps to create the perfect title for your paper step 1 ask yourself these questions what is my paper about for example my paper studies whether drug a improves the motor function of patients suffering from Alzheimer's what technique / design did I use I used a randomized trial who or what did I study I studied 400 cases from 6 states in the US and what were the results there was an improvement in the motor function of patients step 2 list keywords from your answers in step 1 from the previous example we get some keywords drug a randomized trial Alzheimer's six states in the u.s. 400 cases improvement in the motor function step3 use these keywords to create a sentence this study is a randomized trial that investigates whether drug a improved the motor function and 400 Alzheimer's patients from six states in the US it reports an improvement in the motor function don't worry if the sentence is long you're about to polish it step 4 create a working title delete all repetitive or unnecessary words from this sentence here's how so what you get from this example is randomized trial of drug a for improving motor function and 400 Alzheimer's patients from six states in the u.s. reports improved motor function note the word count of this working title step 5 create a final title start polishing delete information that is not essential randomized trial of drug a for improving motor function in 400 Alzheimer's patients there you have a title for your research paper you could also add a subtitle to this version drug a improves motor function and 400 Alzheimer's patients a randomized trial let's do a quick recap [Music] remember always write a title after you've finished writing your research paper keep it short and simple include all essential information about your paper avoid using abbreviations or too many technical terms use keywords that highlight what your paper is about never insert a period at the end of your title that brings us to the end of this tutorial I hope you find these tips helpful for more resources on writing and publishing a research paper visit editage insights at wwe.com slash insights happy writing [Music]

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