Questions tagged [review-articles]

"Survey" or "review" articles are academic publications that organize and summarize the current state of research on a given topic in a novel way that integrates and adds understanding to work in the field. For questions related to the peer-review process, use the 'peer-review' tag instead.

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Is it okay to incorporate a block of citations from a review paper into my own paper?

I'm currently writing a paper on a certain topic for which a review article was recently published. Of course, I want to contrast my new approach to existing techniques. For that purpose, I have ...
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At what stage of research career one can write a 'review article'?

At what stage of research career one can write a 'review article'? Obviously a graduate student in the beginning stages cannot/may not write one. But how experienced does one need to be before ...
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How to effectively address conflicting suggestions from reviewers

A bit of background, I am doing research in atmospheric physics and detection systems Recently, I received a paper submission back with revisions suggested by a couple of reviewers. For the most ...
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How to write a survey paper?

I want to write a survey on one emerging research topic in wireless communications (It can be applied to any field!). There are almost 500 papers on this topic as published or in early access. And the ...
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What is the difference between a review paper and a research paper?

I have been working on a review paper. After publication, how will it add on my academic research profile? When I will apply for MS or PHD admission, will it count as publication?
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Is there a way to find review articles by the keyword?

When I search for papers using some keywords in academic databases (like Google Scholar), there are lots of papers, but I would like to read literature reviews first because I’m new in that area. (By ...
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How to identify the publications that cite two specific papers?

Finding the citations of any particular paper is straightforward. But how do you identify the set of publications that cite two specific papers? The reason I am asking this is because I am trying ...
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Review article in an area already published few years ago [duplicate]

I want to write a review article in a particular narrow area of interest as part of my Doctoral research. But there is already a review article on that area published 2 years ago. So can I write a ...
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Is it normal that a peer reviewer would ask for an executable file in order to check my results?

I have just received a decision letter for my submitted manuscript to an Elsevier journal. It was a revise and resubmit. However one of the reviewer asked for an executable file in order to check my ...
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Survey or original article: Which one is more important to get postdoc or tenure-track position?

There are two main opinions about originality and contribution of ISI (journals which are indexed and listed in JCR report by Thomson Routers)* survey/review journal articles compared to original ...
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Who gets to write book reviews for academic journals?

Some journals publish reviews of newly published books in their field. It's not clear how authors for these reviews are typically chosen. Can you apply for writing a review? Or should you do just like ...
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What are acceptable criteria to select publications for a (systematic) review?

I'm in the very beginning of my scientific career, so I don't yet know the standards for (systematic) reviews very well. I feel I don't have so much experience that I could publish my own research in ...
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How do I go about writing a review?

I'm an agronomy major who's performing additional academic work as way of increasing my chances of getting into grad school. This semester I'm going to be writing a literature review regarding plant ...
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Refuted papers: do they belong in a literature review?

I'm writing a detailed review article (for submission for publication) that aims to survey the various proposed explanations for a particular biological phenomenon. I'm aware of one explanation (that ...
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Include article in bibliography I didn't cite

Say I gained knowledge from a review article. However, I don't cite that review article. I do cite articles cited by that review article, but not the review itself. Should I still include that review ...
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Are review articles the result of original observations?

I am about to submit a PhD thesis by published work. The university guidelines states that "the content of the papers should be the result of original observations". I would like to include a review ...
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How to deal with low quality software project that needs to be evaluated [closed]

I have evaluated a software project which has been created by a consortium of top scientists in the field. However, the project itself it doesn't really work, and has only been developed as a proof-of-...
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When to offer co-authorship vs asking for feedback

I am quite new to this game and I am not sure how to ask people to be co-authors on a paper I have mostly written myself but that I think would get better with someone else's input. When is a good ...
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Is it advisable to cite a lot of commecial product web references in a survey paper?

I'm currently writing a survey on a specific topic in biomechanics. In one of the sections, a tabulation of tools with columns name, type, description, and study is included. The plan was to cite the ...
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Can I publish a review article if I only have a Master degree? [duplicate]

I read many articles about specific area and I feel like I can write a review article. So, is that ok if I only have a Master degree? can some journals accept that? (I will be the sole author)