The format of the essay should follow that of review papers adopted by leading scientific journals. You may also find a lot of reviews in PubMed and other literature databases. IMPORTANT! The articles selected for the review should be experimental! Reviewing other review articles will be considered as ignorance of the requirements and penalized by F grade. You are strongly advised to submit your draft at least 2-3 weeks before the deadline for my comments and suggestions. Do not submit the draft in a rush 2-3 days before the deadline! Plan your work well in advance and be organized. Length: 2000-2500 words (excluding the title page and the reference list). Make the file in the MS Word format. Normally, the review should cover at least 3 experimental articles. Spacing: 1.5-line interval Margins: 1.5 cm throughout Font: 12pt Times New Roman.The paper should include several sections (each of them is about a particular subtopic): you may name those sections accordingly. The paper should contain a list of the used references. Below is a general guidance for each of the sections (not mandatory and may not be named exactly as shown). Introduction (Thesis) (about 1-2 pages): This is a section, in which you should briefly describe a purpose of your work. Provide some background information, e.g., what is known about the problem and what is not, why this problem is important, etc. Provide respective references to the original sources. Results and Discussion (Evidence and Analysis) (3-4 pages): This is a main section of your paper. It should summarize results from the articles under review. Try to be clear and concise. Remember, “brevity is the soul of wit” (W. Shakespeare). You may use table(s) or/and figure(s) (not more than 2 of each) to present your findings. Discuss your results. What have been found and what remains obscure or still unknown? What are the prospects? Conclusions (1 paragraph, 2-3 sentences)): A brief concluding statement of the previous section. References. You should provide both in-text references and a list of the used references at the end of the essay. Please refer to my article as an example. In preparation of your essay, you are encouraged to use the following sources and databases: the US National Library of Medicine (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/); National Center for Biotechnology Information (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/); European Molecular Biological Organization (http://www.embo.org/) and similar world organizations and databases.
A review paper like the one attached below can be used as an example on how to do the paper