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About the author
Chapter 1: Introduction
Who is this book for?
What is abstracting and what is an abstract?
Why abstracts and abstracting?
The structure of the book
Chapter 2: Definitions
Related concepts and genres
Chapter 3: The characteristics of the abstract
Types of abstract
The objectivity of the abstract
The author abstract
Chapter 4: What does an abstractor have to know?
Who can be an abstractor?
The knowledge base of the abstractor
The information literacy context
The rewards of abstracting
Chapter 5: The practice of abstracting: structure, processes and language
The structure of abstracts ...