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Honors Program Final Thesis Report Guidelines
PHR 479H

The style of the Honors Final Report depends partly upon the nature of the Honors Research Project. The Honors Final Reports are to be written in the form of a manuscript suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. Each of the divisions in the College have identified the journals whose style should be followed:

Medicinal Chemistry: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmaceutics: Journal of Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmacology/Toxicology: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Clinical Pharmacy: The Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Pharmacy Administration: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

The style for each of these journals is detailed in "The Instruction to Authors" on the respective journal’s web page.   The styles for these journals consist of specific requirements for manuscripts, including the style and nature of artwork (Figures, Schemes, photographs, etc), the format for footnotes and references, characterization of new compounds, required experimental details, and so on.

In cases where the "Instruction to Authors" is not explicit concerning the formatting and/ordering of particular sections of the manuscript, you should organize your Report according to the following guide. *NOTE: ALL Reports must begin with a Title Page followed by an Acknowledgement Page and an Abstract.

Title Page*
Include your name, the Title of your Project, and the date
Acknowledgement Page*
This page is mandatory and MUST contain a section in format of the following with the original signature of your research advisor:

This Honors Final Report meets with my approval

_________________________________ __________________
Dr. Neil I. T. All
Faculty Research Advisor
Date

Abstract*
 100-250 words maximum
Introduction
Materials and Methods
Results
Discussion
Conclusions
References
Figure/Table Legends
Figures/Tables/Schemes
Appendix (Additional Material)

Generally, successful Honors Project Reports consist of a minimum of 12-14 double-spaced pages, exclusive of tables, figures, schemes, and references.


Last Reviewed: June 26, 2014

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