An abstract is a 150-300 word paragraph that briefly describes the subject and arrangement of your article. Because of their compact structures, abstracts are fairly easy to write and provide you with a concise outline to follow when writing your manuscript.
The following University of Glasgow video does a nice job describing how abstracts are organized in research papers. The same principles apply to writing abstracts for BioTreks research, methods, design, and perspectives articles.
If you’re thinking of participating in the 2019 BioTreks season, take a moment to organize your thoughts into a short abstract and submit it online by the end of the day on Friday, 29 March. You can always modify your abstract later.