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FS 13: Biology Around Us: Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews - Overview

Since 1932, Annual Reviews has offered comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Annual Reviews volumes are published each year for focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences.

Annual Reviews is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the worldwide scientific community with a useful and intelligent synthesis of the primary research literature for a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines.  Annual Reviews publications are among the most highly cited in scientific literature as indexed by the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (JCR).

Each year, Annual Reviews critically reviews the most significant primary research literature to guide you to the principal contributions of the field and help you keep up to date in your area of research.

Each article is its own search engine, providing a gateway to the essential primary research literature referenced within each topic.

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What Are Review Articles?

What are Review Articles?

Review articles are written to summarize the current state of the research on a particular topic. Ideally, the writer searches for everything relevant to the topic, and then sorts it all out into a coherent view of the “state of the art” as it now stands. Review articles will teach you about:

the main people working in a field

recent major advances and discoveries

significant gaps in the research

current debates

ideas of where research might go next

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