|The Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion (IMRAD) Structure: A Fifty-Year Survey
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|Year of Publication
|Sollaci, Luciana B., and Mauricio G. Pereira
|Journal of the Medical Library Association
|evolution, genre, IMRAD, science
Background: The scientific article in the health sciences evolved from the letter form and purely descriptive style in the seventeenth century to a very standardized structure in the twentieth century known as introduction, methods, results, and discussion (IMRAD). The pace in which this structure began to be used and when it became the most used standard of today's scientific discourse in the health sciences is not well established.Purpose: The purpose of this study is to point out the period in time during which the IMRAD structure was definitively and widely adopted in medical scientific writing.