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Difference Between Research And Review Article


A research paperis a piece of writing based on original research. The type of research you perform will depend on your field and the topic (experiments, surveys, interviews, questionnaires, etc.). Still, all writers must gather and evaluate raw data and conduct an original study to be published. The analysis and interpretation will serve as the foundation for the research article.

A review article or review paper is a piece of writing based on previously published papers. It does not contain any novel scientific findings. An attempt is made to convey the present level of understanding on a topic by summarising the extant literature. Review articles can be divided into three categories:

A narrative review describes the current state of knowledge on a topic based on all of the published research that has been done on the issue in question. A systematic review is a research method that looks for answers to specific questions in the scientific literature on a particular issue. A meta-analysis is a method of comparing and combining the data of previously published research, which is typically used to assess the efficiency of a particular intervention or modality of treatment (such as chemotherapy). Review articles contribute to significant scientific literature because they synthesize previously published research findings. Consequently, readers may get a sense of the current state of knowledge on a topic without having to go through every published article in that discipline. Review articles that are well-written are in high demand, particularly in medical and healthcare. Review papers are published in the majority of reputable journals. However, you should examine the magazine's website where you desire to be posted to determine if they accept pieces of this nature. A review paper with a high impact factor and many citations is likely to be published in an excellent peer-reviewed publication.

Research vs. Review Articles

How To Identify Research Article

An article about research explains a study that was carried out by the author of the article (s). It provides an explanation of the study's methodology, including how data was obtained and processed, as well as clarification of what the findings indicate. Detailed descriptions of each phase of the investigation are provided so that other researchers can replicate the experiment.

Examine the language used in the publication to determine whether it is a research piece. The acts made by the researcher(s) during the experimental phase are described in the research publications. Look for phrases such as "we tested," "I measured," or "we researched" in the text. Research articles also include descriptions of the findings of the research. Look for termssuch as "the research discovered" or "the data suggest" in the text. After that, pay strict attention to the article's formatting. An academic research paper is separated into sections that must be read specifically. These sections are as follows: an abstract, an introduction, methodology, findings, discussion, and references. If you read the paper from beginning to end, it is evident that the writers used the scientific process to test a hypothesis. Throughout the paper, they are only actually discussing research that othershave already done in the "Introduction" portion of the article, which is exactly what you would expect from a primary research paper.

How To Identify Review Article

The author's original research is not described in review articles (s). Instead, they provide an overview of a topic by looking at previously published studies on the subject. The author looks for and chooses research on the topic, then tries to make sense of what they discover. Review papers, in particular, aim to see if the findings of the chosen research are comparable, and if they aren't, they try to explain why. Review articles can offer the current knowledge and understanding of a topic by analysing the findings of prior investigations. To give insight into parts of dispute or misunderstanding around a research issue, the article may focus on a single research question that has been explored several times by other researchers to provide insight into those areas of disagreement or confusion. In this section, they examine and contrast original research materials in an attempt to provide a solution to a complex subject. Because the author(s) did not conduct any original research, sections such as Methods (and Materials) and Results are not often included. At first glance, there is nothing in the text to suggest that the authors conducted experiments in the lab or in the field to test their idea. Instead, the findings of several primary research papers are woven together in this article, and the implications of the findings are considered when the findings are regarded as a whole.

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About The Authors

Suleman Shah

Suleman Shah- Suleman Shah is a researcher and freelance writer. As a researcher, he has worked with MNS University of Agriculture, Multan (Pakistan) and Texas A & M University (USA). He regularly writes science articles and blogs for science news website immersse.com and open access publishers OA Publishing London and Scientific Times. He loves to keep himself updated on scientific developments and convert these developments into everyday language to update the readers about the developments in the scientific era. His primary research focus is Plant sciences, and he contributed to this field by publishing his research in scientific journals and presenting his work at many Conferences. Shah graduated from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (Pakistan) and started his professional carrier with Jaffer Agro Services and later with the Agriculture Department of the Government of Pakistan. His research interest compelled and attracted him to proceed with his carrier in Plant sciences research. So, he started his Ph.D. in Soil Science at MNS University of Agriculture Multan (Pakistan). Later, he started working as a visiting scholar with Texas A&M University (USA). Shah’s experience with big Open Excess publishers like Springers, Frontiers, MDPI, etc., testified to his belief in Open Access as a barrier-removing mechanism between researchers and the readers of their research. Shah believes that Open Access is revolutionizing the publication process and benefitting research in all fields.

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