How to Search for Review Papers

Review papers reviews, supports or refutes the findings of the research and summarizes the research done in a particular subject area.  The citation counts for review papers are usually  high and they are valuable information sources. 

How do you  find review articles on a particular topic?

Many databases such as Web of Science and Scopus provide the functionality to refine the results by  document types’ review’ or ‘literature review’.


If the database that  you are using  does not have this functionality you can do a search with the keywords connected to review* using  the Boolean operator

During  the  academic publishing  talks organized by NTU Libraries, Harmen van Paradijs  Editorial Director, Science & Business Media,  Springer mentioned that  if you are new to publishing  journal articles, you  can start  by writing review papers.

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