There are a lot of writing guides available which provide advice on the structure of
proposed articles. One example is the commonly known IMRAD (Introduction, Method,
Results and Discussion) structure (see e.g., Swales, 1990, Sharp, 2002; Freeman, 2000).
The terminology may differ somewhat, as for example in the IMRAD scheme the literature
review is integrated into the Introduction section, however, the above list presents the
literature review separately. Also, discussion, which D stands for in IMRAD, is the same as
conclusions in the above list.