What is a Technical Report?
Description[ edit ] Technical reports are today major source of scientific and technical information. They are prepared for internal or wider distribution by many organizations, most of which lack the extensive editing and printing facilities of commercial publishers.
Technical reports are often prepared for sponsors of research projects. Another case where a technical report may be produced is when more information is produced for an academic paper than is acceptable or feasible to publish in a peer-reviewed publication; examples of this include in-depth experimental details, additional results, or the architecture of a computer model.
Researchers may also publish work in early form as a technical report to establish novelty, without having to wait for the often long production schedules of academic journals.
Technical reports are considered "non-archival" publications, and so are free to be published elsewhere in peer-reviewed venues with or without modification.
Production guidelines[ edit ] International standard ISO  provided guidance on the preparation of technical reports that are published and archived on paper. Publication[ edit ] Technical reports are now commonly published electronically, whether on the Internet or on the originating organization's intranet.
Many organizations collect their technical reports into a formal series.
Reports are then assigned an identifier report number, volume number and share a common cover-page layout. The entire series might be uniquely identified by an ISSN.
ISO finally withdrew this standard in December ABSTRACT Mechanics of writing a technical report is explained in a pseudo report format. The purpose of this pseudo report is to explain the contents of a typical engineering report.
Guide to Technical Report Writing. Download pdf version for print. Table of contents. 1 Introduction. 2 Structure. 3 Presentation. 4 Planning the report.
5 Writing the first draft. Technical reports are usually produced to report on a specific research need.
They can serve as a report of accountability to the organization funding the research. They provides access to the information before it is published elsewhere.
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