1. At the end of this article is a checklist for evaluating an article. Evaluating Research in Academic Journals is a guide for students who are learning how to evaluate reports of empirical research published in academic journals. The article describes the components and composition of journal articles that report empirical research findings in the field of rehabilitation. Checklist of Guidelines for Evaluating Research and Research Claims You can use this checklist to evaluate research articles and writers’ claims about what works. Every nurse can acquire this skill. Louise Kaplan is director of the nursing program at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington. The authors delineate technical writing strategies and discuss the contents of research manuscripts, including the Title, Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, and References. A systematic approach to reading and critiquing a research article serves as a foundation for translating evidence into practice and policy.