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Reviews have been published for years in medical journals as integrators of new data in evidence-based medicine. This type of publication is finding its way into social sciences, humanities and other areas, getting popularity in the global context of the unprecedented rise in scholarly information. Reviews arrange and streamline the inflow of information, critically reflect on the new research contributions to science, outline the focus trends in subject areas and define gaps in the knowledge. Comparatively limited expertise of Russian researchers in authoring reviews is analysed against the advanced international traditions coupled with some practical guidelines relating to internationally published high-quality reviews. The article considers functions, characteristics, taxonomy and methodologies of reviews as a highly potential type of scientific publication for science in Russia. The authors also touch upon criteria for taxonomy resulting in multiple types of reviews and specific features of methods of the most popular and widely spread reviews (systematic reviews, scoping reviews, bibliometric reviews, etc.) in various fields and disciplines.

About the Authors

L. K. Raitskaya
Moscow Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)
Russian Federation

Lilia K. Raitskaya - Dr. Sci. (Pedagogy), Associated Professor, Professor of the Chair of Pedagogy and Psychology, Rector’s Advisor

E. V. Tikhonova
RUND University; Russian Academy of Education
Russian Federation

Elena V. Tikhonova - Cand. Sci. (History), Associated Professor, Head of the Editorial Office of the Journal of Language and Education.



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Raitskaya L.K., Tikhonova E.V. Reviews as a promising kind of scholarly publication, its types and characteristics. Science Editor and Publisher. 2019;4(3-4):131-139. (In Russ.)

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