guidelines_review_article (1).pdf - This resource was written 2009 by Philip Mayer Zurich-Basel Plant Science

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1 This resource was written 2009 by: Philip Mayer, Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center () Guidelines for writing a Review Article A) Good to know about review articles B) Elements of a review article C) Guidelines for preparing a review article in 18 steps D) Examples of high-quality review articles in the plant sciences (to be used in your own work) E) References used in this Guideline A) Good to know about review articles What is a review article? A critical, constructive analysis of the literature in a specific field through summary, classification, analysis, comparison. A scientific text relying on previously published literature or data. New data from the author’s experiments are not presented (with exceptions: some reviews contain new data). A stand-alone publication. Literature reviews as integral parts of master theses, doctoral theses or grant proposals will not be considered here. However, many tips in this guideline are transferable to these text types. What is the function of a review article? to organize literature to evaluate literature to identify patterns and trends in the literature to synthesize literature to identify research gaps and recommend new research areas Who is the audience of review articles? experts in specific research areas students or novice researchers decision-makers Review articles targeted at the last two groups: Extended explanations of subjects or of subject-specific language are mandatory (e.g. through the uses of information boxes or glossaries). Which types of review articles exist? Types by methodological approach Narrative review Selected studies are compared and summarized on the basis of the author’s experience, existing theories and models. Results are based on a qualitative rather than a quantitative level. Best evidence review A focus on selected studies is combined with systematic methods of study-selection and result exploration. Systematic review Findings from various individual studies are analyzed statistically by strict procedures. Meta-Analyses are used to pool the results of individual studies.
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2 Types by objective (Noguchi 2006) Status quo review Presentation of the most current research for a given topic or field of research. History review Development of a field of research over time. Issue review Investigation of an issue (i.e. a point of disagreement or a question) in a specific field of research. Theory/model review Introduction of a new theory or model in a specific field of research. Types by mandate Invited reviews : experienced researchers are invited Commissioned reviews : formal contracts of authors with clients Unsolicited submissions : researchers develop an idea for a review and submit it to journal editors How long is a review article?
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