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PHY 210-01 Medical Physics

Journal Articles and Scholarly Communication

Journal articles are a major way in which scholars engage in scholarly communication. The discussion has started before today, and will continue well past this course! 

Connect to the following article and examine its sections:

Maderbacher, G., Keshmiri, A., Schaumburger, J., Springorum, H., Zeman, F., Grifka, J., & Baier, C. (2014). Accuracy of bony landmarks for restoring the natural joint line in revision knee surgery: an MRI study. International Orthopaedics, 38(6), 1173–1181. 5

  • How do I know it is an article, and not a review? (Look carefully at the "landing page" that describes the resource.)
  • Have other authors cited this work? Can you make a claim about what "impact" this article had?

Click "Get Full Text" to read the article.

Do you see...

  • an abstract and keywords?
  • an introduction?
  • items that could theoretically help you to recreate an experiment like the one that the authors did?
    • methods
    • results
    • charts / graphs
  • references?

Each of these sections helps to better understand the authors' argument, the research that they did, and the sources that they used.