RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE NCSRT, INC. SCIENTIFIC
PAPERS


I. CATEGORIES FOR SUBMISSION
 1: INTEGRATED REVIEW OF LITERATURE PAPER
 2: PRIMARY RESEARCH PAPER

II. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION
All manuscripts and paper application forms to be considered must
be postmarked by a date set yearly based on committee and board
input. The manuscripts will be sent to the Chairperson of the
Scientific Paper Committee.

December 10, 2016

III. DESCRIPTION OF CATEGORIES FOR SUBMISSION

Category 1: Integrated Review of Literature
An Integrated Review of Literature paper demonstrates the
writer’s ability to research the work of numerous authors in
review of a particular topic. The goal is to develop a
comprehensive review of what numerous authors say about
a particular topic. The writer must research literature from
various authors and synthesize an original explanation about
the topic. The writer must not present facts in the manner of
a book report. Instead, the writer must be able to present all
authors’ views in a collective manner, linking common ideas,
thoughts, and/or differences among the authors.
For example: Bushong (1994), Burns (1995), and Carlton
(1996) all state.... Thompson, however, believes...

B. Category 2: Primary Research
Papers should present a hypothesis or problem to be
researched through experimentation/data collection and
statements of results. Supporting literature can enhance the
development and proof of the hypothesis stated.

IV. ELIGIBILITY
Technologists, advanced students, or student members holding active
membership will be allowed to participate. Membership will be based on
records, paper application information, and the decision of the Scientific
Paper Committee. The President and Scientific Paper Committee
members will be exempt from competing. There will be no more than two
authors for any paper submitted for competition.

V. FORMAT
Author(s) are required to use the reference style that is specified in the
American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style.
Below are suggested pages/headings for your paper:

A. Title Page
The purpose of the Title Page is to provide necessary information for
communication from the committee. The title would be helpful for the
judges also. The copies sent to the judges are not to be labeled with
authors’ names, addresses, or institutions.
1. Title of the Manuscript (on all 4 copies)
2. Division and Category of Competition (on all 4 copies)
3. Name of the institution and author(s), address and telephone
number of the author(s) (on the single identified copy only)

B. Abstract Page
The purpose of the Abstract Page is to summarize significant information
contained in the paper. It is recommended to write the abstract page after
the paper has been completed.
1. Limited to 75 words
2. Should relay the essence of the paper

C. Headings
The purpose of headings is to assist the writer in the organization of the
material, make the paper more easily read, and follow standard for
technical writing. Categories should follow the main sections of the paper.
1. Integrated Review of Literature

a. Introduction
b. Review of Literature/Methods and Materials
c. Discussion/Results
d. Case Studies (if applicable)
e. Implications for Practice
f. Conclusion or Summary
g. References


2. Primary Research Paper
a. Introduction b. Methods/Materials
c. Discussion/Results
d. Case Studies (if applicable)
e. Implications for Practice

 

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