New abstract project
The Editorship of Belügyi Szemle considers it extremely important that the published studies in both the domestic and international scientific field achieve the goal of making the reader feel like reading the entire study. From September 1, 2021, the editorship will ask the authors to apply the new abstract guidelines for the stated purposes, taking into account the following information:
The abstract is a shorter summary of a larger scholarly work designed to arouse readers’ interest in reading the entire document. The guide for authors provides guidelines to help to write an effective abstract. The guide includes separate instructions on how to write and present the abstract, including the number of words to use.
Why is the abstract important?
The abstract is the element of a study intended for publication that is accessible even when the main parts of the published work are not available on a public online interface. If the author has not granted open access to his/her published work, then the title of the article and the abstract are the only parts of that work that are freely available to everyone.
How to write a structured abstract?
The authors should pay attention to the following points when writing the abstract of the manuscript:
- State the relevant facts in the manuscript.
- The abstract should be able to stand on its own without reading the rest of the manuscript.
- Do not include substances that are not included in the main text.
- Avoid abbreviations that are explained in the main text.
- Literature references should not be included in the abstract.
The Editorship of Belügyi Szemle, in line with the journal authorship guidelines laid down by most international indexing organizations, defines the scope of the abstract in a maximum of 250 words, including the four keywords.
The abstract must contain the following chapters
Aim: Here the author explains why he/she undertook to write the study. If the author presents new or novel research, the professional or scientific problem to be solved should be explained. If the author builds on previous research, briefly explain why he or she felt it was important to continue the previous research. Here is the opportunity to inform readers about why the author chose this topic or problem and to determine its relevance. The author can tell the reader what the main arguments or main findings are regarding the content of the manuscript.
Study design / methodology / approach: The author informs readers exactly what research have been done to achieve the results. For example, the conducted interviews, laboratory experiments, and possibly analyzed statistics. The author can describe what tools, methods, or data sets were used in the research.
Findings: Here the author explains what findings / conclusions he / she came to while writing the study. The author explains whether the problem to be explored was answered and whether the hypothesis was confirmed. The language used should be very clear and understandable. It is important that the author does not exaggerate the findings and do not raise expectations that the study will not meet.
Originality / Value: This section is intended to provide the reader with an analysis and explanation of the value of the results. In this section, it is possible to explain what future research is expected on the topic.