While doing some research I found some context where scientist A publishes a research article about newly generated progress they made in a field. Another researcher B, skeptical of this paper, publishes a "Review paper", and analyses what A has written. To which then A responds by writing an article titled as "Research commentary" to retort on the latter.

Throughout this development is where I had the question hit me, how many kinds of scientific articles are there? I am personally still on my first year of PhD research, so I have not yet published a paper or had to confront a journal, but I was still surprised to not see an exhaustive answer to this question here or anywhere else, to which I believe would be really beneficial to sorting and understanding articles and giving more context to state of the art research in any specific field.

  • Do some research and publish it - maybe it could be the seminal paper of the decade... – Solar Mike Aug 1 '18 at 5:18
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    I don't think such exhaustive categorisation would be terribly helpful. Note that the names given to "types" of paper are not defined worldwide, but depend on the journal or publisher. – Flyto Aug 8 '18 at 12:49
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    Different fields (and even subfields) have different conventions; it may be helpful to specify which field you are interested in. – cag51 Aug 8 '18 at 23:33

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