Aim and Scope

Covering a much wider field than the usual specialist journals, Review sciences publishes review articles dealing with all aspects of Science and Technology, and is an important vehicle for allowing readers to see their particular interest related to the Science and Technology as a whole. Our readership is more diverse than that of specialist journals: as well as research scientists, also students, and the independent consultant. The journal's vision includes ensuring accessibility for all of these groups.

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Every review article published will advance existing knowledge and highlight new directions being taken at the forefront of expanding subject areas by synthesis, evaluation and discussion of previously published literature. The value of such articles to the readership is increased with comment and opinion provided by the author from a specific context. Authors may further enhance their article with the addition of supplementary material such as videos, datasets and applications.

Articles may be extensive, providing comprehensive coverage of a relatively broad or cross-disciplinary subject area, or they may be much shorter providing an in-depth overview of a very specific topic, and authors may choose to include a proportion of their own primary research data to support their arguments.

Other styles of 'review' article will be considered; these include critical reviews of methods used in the sciences, case studies which illustrate and provide critical review of concepts of global significance, and articles that use previously published literature as a basis to develop aspects of industrial or social policy relevant to the earth sciences.


Review Articles

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Submissions that simply aggregate previous literature and do not build on current awareness, or those that are structured like a primary research paper, are unlikely to be accepted for publication. Authors of primary research articles are encouraged to submit their work to a subject-appropriate journal, rather than to Review Science - Technology Review.