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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Invited to write a review on a field that neither my Prof nor I are experts in?

As a PhD student nearing the end of their degree my Prof invited me to write a review with him. A decently well known journal had asked us to write a review on a topic that is only tangentially ...
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I published a review article in a journal that is not well known. Can I include it in my CV?

A few months ago I published a review in this journal . Given that the journal is in Italian (although the review is available in both Italian and English) and that it is handled by a local university,...
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How to check how fast the review and publication process in a journal

I am trying to decide on the journal where I want to submit my article. Besides the ranking of the journal, what I care is the speed with which the journal review articles. OK, I do not accept a super-...
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Short summary of other works that cite/build upon your publication

Researchers (in particular, in mathematics), in general, clearly write their paper in the hope that their results will be built upon and cited by other members of the community. Nowadays most ...
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Can a systematic review only review one article?

I got asked to review a systematic review in a peer-reviewed Pubmed-indexed journal. However, based on the author’s inclusion/exclusion criteria, they only review one article. Isn't that peculiar? As ...
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Am I allowed to publish reviews submitted for courses in open-access journals?

Question is rather self explanatory. I understand that the article was submitted within the context of a course within the university, but it is nonetheless my intellectual property. I also ...
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“Educational review articles”: How find these

Every once in a while I come across some really well-written review articles. They do not review a field of study and provide insane amounts of references to previous work; rather, they review a ...
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Weak Survey as Poster?

My question is related to the fact that at a specific conference, if a submission is rejected then the reviewers may instead recommend that it be presented as a poster session. Specifically, consider ...
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Classification framework in conceptual paper

I would like to ask you for a piece of advice concerning the justification of the classification framework in a systematic review article. I am writing an article in a retailing context and I want to ...
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How can I prove that I did a review for a journal?

About two years ago, I did a review for a journal (Engineering Failure Analysis, which is published by Elsevier). At that time my affiliation was different from today and I used my institutional email ...
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Must meta-analyses or systematic reviews have more than one author?

My colleagues argue that a meta-analysis / systematic review needs at least two data collectors (or authors according to them) as a "must". I have not found any reference in the PRISMA (or any other ...
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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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Representing independent rediscoveries of a result in a survey paper

How to deal with multiple rediscoveries of the same result in a survey paper? The authors are seemingly unaware of each other. The first discovery is more than a decade old, yet people keep ...
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What are the best tips for developing a framework to write a (systematic) review paper?

Perhaps, this is a meta-level question. Most review papers narrate the story of the field/problem or summarize a large but focused body of literature. The authors are usually senior level faculties ...
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Algorithms and review papers

Suppose a review of algorithms used to solve a particular problem is to be written. Is it considered plagiarism or malpractice if the algorithms to be reviewed are copied verbatim? Do the algorithms ...
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Should a review paper contain any original (previously unpublished) research?

I am writing a review paper together with two colleagues of mine, to be submitted to a prestigious journal in our field (we already got editorial approval of our proposal). We have contributed ...
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Using signpost paragraphs in an article

I am writing a review/tutorial paper in the field of computer science. Review articles in the journal where I want to publish tend to be long, with in-depth explanations. Now I'm in my third section ...
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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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Can one without a single paper on a topic write a review paper about it?

I am faculty in a technical field, and I started exploring a new research direction that I could work on in the coming years. I have not worked yet on this particular topic I am exploring, but after ...
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Does a literature survey/review paper require a 'Conclusion' section?

It is clear how a conclusion is necessary for an original research article as it summarized the main aspects of the procedure, experimental results, or inferences drawn from the results. But in a ...
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Should one cite a dictionary for every technical term?

The paper I am working on contains many medical terms -- particularly pathologies -- to which I write the description of each one along with related literature for their causes in a table. For this ...
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Making the most of writing a review paper

I am currently employed as a postdoc in Europe. I am writing a survey paper reviewing the literature on the topic I am investigating as part of the project I am working on. A member of faculty in ...
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How do you organise scientific articles with and without annotations?

Like most of you, I read several scientific articles every week and annotate them on my tablet. Do you know of a useful way to organise "clean" vs "annotated" articles in a way that is searchable ...
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How do I choose the right papers to write a review paper? [closed]

I'm writing a review paper. I'm in the field of computer science. There are many related papers in my research area. Some are good, some are not. I'm planning to include only Q1-papers based on ...
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Finding more recent review articles

How can I find a more recent review article in a topic I am interested in? I have found a review article on biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles published in 2015. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop....
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Whom to cite when describing an argument in another paper that builds upon yet another paper?

There is a research Paper Y which presents some experimental result. The author has cited Paper X to justify and explain the reason of that result. I am writing a review paper and included the result ...
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Is there any limit to the amount of data that can be taken from a research paper for writing a review paper?

I am writing a detailed literature review of some twenty papers available on a newer topic of interest, which form the core of the topic. I am extensively using data from all of those twenty papers. ...
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What are the duties of the reviewer when reviewing a literature survey/review paper?

What are the minor and major concerns that the reviewer should be concerned about and what improvement suggestions should they take in mind when reviewing a survey/review paper? Are their duties for ...
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References in Executive Summary?

When writing a Deliverable for the European Commission I'm commanded to include an Executive Summary at the top of the document. This Executive Summary includes the main outcomes of the research done ...
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When writing a review article, do I need to compare to or discuss limitations of previous review or primary articles on the topic?

I have been told that having a published review article is viewed as an advantage for higher education. The topic of my review article is the impact of information technology on the practice of human ...
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Is a revisiting review bad?

I need to know what it means​ when a paper starts with: “Revisiting [topic]” I read enough on a topic to write a survey paper, and I want to publish it in a conference to get feedback and discuss it ...
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How to not get lost during bibliography research? [duplicate]

After a phd and a 1 year boring job in a private company, I finally found a postdoc position than looks very interesting to me. I am very excited to perform research again, but I would like to avoid ...
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How to find a scientific review of a theme?

I'm trying to search for a scientific review article of determined theme. That is, I'm not searching a single scientific article containing an analysis of a determined theme, I'm trying to search a ...
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Including publications on CV if none are peer-reviewed

I'm updating my CV and need advice regarding publications. I am formerly a Professor of Human Services and Counselor Education. I am not currently in academia, but am a licensed counselor in private ...
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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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IEEE: A survey or review paper? [closed]

I am looking some papers published in IEEE which start with titles: A Survey of IOT Cloud Computing - A Survey Are these also known as review papers? In other words, are they based on literature ...
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How to critically review an article when one doesn't have proper background knowledge?

I am in talks with a PhD supervisor for admission to university who likes my profile but has given me an article to review. Although the article is related to my broader research area, there are some ...
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What is the page limit for an open access review paper in IEEE or Elsevier?

I am writing a review paper in the field of engineering. At the moment the paper is 20 pages and I am afraid that this goes up to 80 pages when it is finished. I was thinking about making it open ...
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Expected size of search results for a meta-analysis?

I'd like to perform a meta-analysis on the efficacy of web-based counsellor interventions across different modalities (text counselling, video counselling, etc.) To do so I created the following ...
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Is it worth writing and publishing a survey paper while a PhD student [closed]

There are opportunity costs associated with spending time on writing a critical analysis of the literature and submitting that review article to a journal as opposed to conducting research (although ...
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Can I publish a survey-paper on a broader subject of a technology instead of narrow approach?

Can I write a survey on a 'Broader' subject of a technology, discussing how literature has discussed the technology, instead of a particular aspect? For example in 'cellular communication for ...
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Include personal scripts & algorithms in scientific paper

as the title said I want to include a lot of scripts I wrote in scientific paper but how I do that do I upload them In GitHub & then cite them or include them as additional materials at the end of ...
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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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What is “research-based intervention program”?

I received the following comment from a journal reviewer: There is a need to conduct a research-based intervention program which compare between other solutions and your solution. Such research ...
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Differences between review Perspective and conclusion

Sorry if this is a simple question, but I am new to scientific writing. I noticed that some review papers uses a "Perspective" section as the final part of review (with no conclusion section) while ...
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Electronic supplementary materials for scientific journals

Journals require certain heights & widths for figures, however, since it's my first time preparing an article with Latex I'm facing some problems. For example I have a total of 20 maps & I'm ...
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How best to organize a review paper that includes some of my own data?

I have written a review article with a target journal in mind. The content focuses on a particular technique in biology, and in the paper I propose a data analysis approach to be used for future ...
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Awaiting Associate Editor decision MEAN? [duplicate]

I had submitted a paper in a reputed journal in more than 2 months back. Upto one month the status was " manuscript is assigned to the editor" Now, the status of the paper is showing "Awaiting ...
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Registering systematic review in Prospero

I have recently submitted a systematic review (SR) to a journal. One of the reviewers pointed out, that my SR was not registered in Prospero, an international prospective register of systematic ...
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Should I write something to the reviewer who rejected my manuscript?

I have just received a decision letter for my submitted manuscript to an Elsevier journal. It was a revise and resubmit. One of the reviewers recommended rejection and his comment was just "the ...