Department of Physiology and School of Physical Education, University of Otago, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand. In this first section of the Summary, get the reader’s interest with a examples of review of literature or two explaining the need for the review.
List the documents you included in the review. For example: 31 original investigations, one monograph, five reviews, four popular articles, one manuscript. Write several sentences here to outline the main findings of the documents you reviewed. Give data and interpret magnitudes of effects. Use plain language and no abbreviations. This section of the Summary should need only a sentence or two.
Try to include a conclusion of practical significance. Indicate what you think now needs to be done. The summary must consist of less than 300 words. Be as economical with words as possible, but do not compromise grammar. This article is written in the form of a literature review for the journal Sportscience. A few of the requirements for form and content are unique to Sportscience, but most are common to all good scientific journals.