What does a Scientific Scholarly Article Look Like?
Title: a clear and succinct expression of the article's topic.
Authors: all of the authors should be listed, with their institutional affiliation. Scholarly articles are written by authors who have credentials and experience with the subject.
Abstract: summary of the article.
Introduction: background information and a description of the author’s purpose.
Materials & Methods: how the study was performed with enough detail so that other scientists could repeat the study.
Results: data and findings.
Discussion and/or Conclusion: what the findings mean and their implications; potential criticisms; avenues of future research.
References: a list of all the works used or referred to in the paper.
Journal information: On the first page of an article you will usually find the journal title, volume/issue numbers, if applicable, and page numbers of the article. Online articles may just include the journal title and a "DOI" (digital object identifier) number.
Peer-review information: dates of submission, review, and acceptance.