which article would be the most appropriate source to include a bibliography for a research paper on stem cell?

A. Lovell-Badge, Robin. “The Future for Stem Cell Research.” Nature 414:6859 (11 Nov.

2001): 88.

B. Lemonick, Michael D., David Bjerklie, Andrew Goldstein. “Keeper of the Stem Cells.”

Time 27 Aug. 2001: 57.

C. Siegal, Andrew. “Neutrality and Consensus: Towards a Viable Policy on Human Stem

Cell Research.” Molecular Aspects of Medicine 22.3 (2001): 171-181.

D. Carroll, Jill and VandeHei, Jim. “Mouse Cells in Stem Lines May Limit Use.”Wall Street Journal 24 Aug. 2001: A3.

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    The most appropriate article is the one published in a periodical of high credibility in terms of scientific evidence. In this case, Nature is one of the world's most prestigious journals in Science.

    It stands to logic that Time and WSJ have much wider audience, but they are are non-scientific.

    Hence, they are clearly not appropriate for a research paper.

    Importantly, Molecular Aspects of Medicine, although also scientific journal, has a much lower impact factor than Nature. The impact factor measures citations to articles published by the periodical within a two-year period. The higher the impact factor, the better the periodical. For example, Nature has an impact factor of 34.480, whereas Molecular Aspects of Medicine barely achieves an impact factor of 6.5 (6.492).

    To sum up, option A is the most appropriate source to cite in a research paper.

  • 1 decade ago

    question, you say include a bibliography... do you mean the article will include a bibliography or did you mean include IN a bibliography? A and C will have bibliographies

    assuming you mean include IN a bibliography:

    I would go in this order of credibility A, C, B, D

    but actually you don't have to pick just one, use them all

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