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"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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What is the difference between Survey, SMS, and SLR

I wonder if there is actual difference among a survey, systematic mapping study, and a systematic literature review? All of them involve three main phases: specifying research questions and search ...
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public opinion about published articles

As a young scientist I find it increasingly difficult to filter out the good vs not-so-good research publications. Especially given the number of publications that get published every day. Reports on ...
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Long delay after article was "Provisionally accepted"

I submitted an article around July last year to a IOPscience journal and after the first round of revisions I sent my response letter and my article with the suggested changes. Then after the second ...
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Revision without reviewer comments [duplicate]

Last year october, i have submitted one of my review paper to a reputed journal in springer.On march i received a mail saying that a minor revision is required along with reviewers comments.I have ...
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What should I do if I receive an email asking for minor corrections in a manuscript, with no reviewer comments? [closed]

I have received a mail yesterday saying that I should do some minor corrections in my manuscript, but there are no reviewer comments included. How should I proceed in this case?
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Citing from figure in a review

I found an interesting figure in a review which has no reference (I assumed that it belongs to the review author if I am wrong correct me), can I paraphrase the caption or use the figure information ...
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Searching for articles containing a phrase in the full-text body but are absent from the title and abstract

I have just started work on a systematic review, and this will be my first one! I am currently a bit stumped because I've been told to "search pubmed", however from past experience I worry ...
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Collatz conjecture proof [closed]

A while ago a submitted an article to ENT about the Collatz conjecture, it consists the proof that I derived from within the structure stress theory which is a theory a I devolved to view the Riemann ...
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What does "Awaiting Reviewers Selection" in scholarone means [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a journal that used scholarone and the reviewers recommended a major revision. I addressed every single comment of reviewers and made all the suggested changes. Now, it is in ...
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Assessing bias in experiments on immortalized cell lines? [closed]

I'm writing a systematic review on endothelial cell cultures undergoing a certain treatment. In all studies included, the cultures come from an immortalized cell line. I'm assessing bias in the ...
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Is publishing a selection of conference articles into a single massive journal article "surveying the latest results" just gaming the system?

QUESTIONS: Is publishing a selection of articles presented at a conference into a single massive journal article "surveying the latest results" in an area just a way to game the system (and ...
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Taxonomy of an ACM CSUR(Computing Survey) survey paper

I am new to the research domain and recently submitted a survey paper to ACM Computing Survey Journal (CSUR). After the first review, one reviewer commented, Taxonomy is missing, and ACM CSUR paper ...
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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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Revised manuscript for a long time [duplicate]

We have submitted a review to high-impact factor journal in Elsevier, and after 15 days only, the reviewing process has ended with major revision. We addressed the suggested point carefully and the ...
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Potential Plagiarism of Published Papers when writing Survey Paper

I am in the process of writing a survey paper, and found one conference publication A that I will cite. Additionally, I found a journal publication B that I almost would have included in the survey, ...
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What category of peer-reviewed journals are more receptive to the idea of Conceptual Review Articles? [closed]

Given my personal experience, it boils down to the task of finding an open-minded editor/journal. "Conceptual Papers: can bridge existing theories in interesting ways, link work across ...
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Which set of results to cite when there are contradicting numerical results between articles

I am working on a literature review of various machine learning models doing the same general tasks, both to learn the theory and challenges involved and also to find the current state-of-the-art and ...
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When writing a review article, is it okay to cite recent preprints?

I am currently writing a review paper (for the first time) on an emerging topic, and the problem is that almost all the sources that I found regarding this topic are preprints on arxiv. I wanted to ...
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How is the Journal for an Annual Review Chosen

The review in question that got me thinking about this is the The Review of Particle Physics by the Particle Data Group. It's a biannual review of all particle physics results and is meant to be the ...
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Why aren't systematic reviews present in electrical engineering journals?

I am an electrical engineering PhD student (computational electromagnetics) and recently I learned about systematics reviews, which seem to be the norm in the health sciences. I tried to search for ...
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Finding correct articles for SLR from different databases?

I have to do a systematic literature review (SLR) as part of a university course. I have found all search terms etc, but now I have to narrow down the search to research articles. I've been stuck for ...
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How to write a survey paper in mathematics? [closed]

I want to write a survey article on one research topic, and on this topic, not much research has been done. Very few articles are available in the literature. To me, it seems an interesting topic to ...
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How should I reference the original work in a survey paper?

For example, if I want to dedicate a subsection of my survey paper to another research paper, I believe I need to reference the original paper. However, how should I do that? This subsection will have ...
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what does means Paper status: Finished? [duplicate]

I submitted my paper to a journal. After 6 mounth with status: under review, yesterday the status changed to "paper status: Finished". I don't understand what does means by this?
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About writing survey papers in the Computer science field [duplicate]

I am confronted with the task of writing a survey paper, the advisor collected for me a number of papers to study and summarize and I suspect they would come up with the schema and structure of the ...
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What does it mean for a review to be "synthetic"? [duplicate]

The term "synthetic" is often used to describe review papers, such as in the title Multi-touch tables and the relationship with collaborative classroom pedagogies: A synthetic review What ...
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Writing Systematic Literature Review on the same topic

I was planning to write and also started writing a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) on a specific topic. Unfortunately, while writing, I found out that an SLR on the exact same topic has been ...
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Is it a good idea to turn my PhD thesis' introduction into a survey paper?

The goal of my PhD was to design a particular device. Such a ldesign requires many considerations, because the structure has many "moving parts" and available upgrades. The topic has been ...
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Does not receiving an Initial Decision in the time estimated by the journal's editor indicate rejection? [duplicate]

I submitted a cover letter through the journal's website contact form (which has no option to upload a file) and recieved an email confirming receipt by the editor who stated their interest to read ...
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Can I only consult surveys when writing a research proposal?

Suppose, I need to write a research proposal for a Ph.D. application, and I have limited time on my hand as the deadline is approaching very fast. My topic is as follows: A novel multiscale method ...
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Can I write a systematic review as an undergraduate and get it published in a journal?

I am an undergraduate of Animal and Environmental Biology. I don't have much research experience, but I have taken some courses on research writing and have assisted some senior students in their ...
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how to read papers for writing a literature review article [closed]

After following a rigorous literature selection, inclusion and exclusion criteria, I have finalized (around 200) research articles for my review paper. However, now I don't know how to read those ...
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Do short surveys belong in conference papers? Or just survey journals?

I was just wondering if a short survey on the literature belongs on a conference paper (10 pages max). Is it an option to submit the short survey (focuses specifically on an area) to a conference and ...
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How to resolve: Reviewer #1 says remove section X vs. Reviewer #2 says expand section X

I am experiencing conflicting reviews with my manuscript that recently received its reviews. The reviewer #1 wants me to delete the analysis X for the clarity and focus of my MS, while reviewer #2 ...
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Writing a Survey Paper on the recent research

I am interested in a research topic (say X). I see several survey papers on X, but they all date back to 2013. I can't find a recent survey paper from 2013 to 2022. I feel a need to get a recent ...
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Can (or should) text from a study protocol be reused when preparing a manuscript for submission to an academic journal?

In an attempt to follow best practices in open sciences, I drafted, published, and shared a protocol for a systematic literature review. I have since completed the data collection and extraction ...
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Systematic Reviews: Is there a systematic way to decide which databases and sources to search?

I am conducting a systematic review with meta-analysis soon and wondering, is there a systematic way to decide on which databases and other sources (publications and grey literature) to search? It ...
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What makes a Literature Review paper good?

I am currently doing my research thesis project for my Masters/PhD in area “X”. As expected, the first 2 months has been literature review, to actually know what I am doing. The thing is, I haven’t ...
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Writing a topical review paper with co-author(s)

Let assume a journal accepted a topical review proposal I submitted. It's often a good approach for a student like me (PhD student) to coauthor the paper with a more experienced researcher who is ...
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Publishing a Theoretical Article in Urban Planning

Is publishing a paper only with theoretical knowledge deemed okay? I was invited by an editor (through a lecture series) to publish a paper in an Urban Planning journal. I wrote two articles and they'...
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Should I use strikethrough while the article revision? [duplicate]

I got an email from a reputed journal of Taylor & Francis pointing to the Major Revision of our systematic review article. As an author, I started the revision work by colouring the revised text &...
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On writing critical review: is there any threat?

During my research on a specific topic, I found two interesting papers by same authors. So, I decided to implement their proposed idea but it was not possible. At first, I thought that I was wrong but ...
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Structured literature review in relatively new field - how to approach?

I plan to write a structured literature review in a relatively new field in which only a few peer reviewed articles already exist. How would you approach this? Find articles in adjacent topics and ...
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Is it acceptable to do a meta-analysis for a systematic review done by somebody else? [closed]

I hope I'm asking in the right place. Otherwise, I apologize. I'm a medical student and I want to do a systematic review and meta-analysis on a therapy of a certain disease. In the literature, there ...
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Review paper very similar to mine

I have published a review paper a few years ago in an important journal which was recently (last month) cited by a review paper related to the topic (published in another journal). However, a ...
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How to disclose in a review of an edited book that one was offered a chapter?

Some time ago, I attended a conference. The organizers later compiled an edited book with the revised presentations of the conference. I was also offered to contribute a chapter. But after the sending ...
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Is searching in article references considered a systematic way of literature search?

Doing a systematic review, either quantitative or qualitative, requires developing a well-defined protocol as a method of conducting it. This includes defining the search methods used in the ...
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How to formulate a REVIEW paper in true sense? [closed]

Many thanks in advance for taking time to read this question. Recently, as a group of students, we reviewed a certain topic in Machine Learning. The supervisor asked us to prepare a survey paper on ...
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What are benefits of writing a survey paper?

Currently, I am in 4th year of my Ph.D. and my area of research is very big and quite active. Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, no one has ever written a survey paper that could summarize ...
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Does the authors opinions or solutions to the reviewed problem have to be inculded in a review paper?

I have submitted a review article and one reviewer stated "Authors should propose their solution(s) in this topic based on the analysis of different literatures." So my question is: it is ...