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A review journal in academic publishing is a periodical or series that is devoted to the publication of review articles that summarize the progress in some particular area or topic during a preceding period. This article will include the method of publication where the review aticle(s) form only a portion of a journal, and publications that are not strictly speaking journals, because there are no other appropriate names in use. Shortcut: WP:CU Marking articles for cleanup This page is undergoing a transition to an easier-to-maintain format. ... This Manual of Style has the simple purpose of making things easy to read by following a consistent format — it is a style guide. ... Academic publishing describes the subfield of publishing which distributes academic research and scholarship. ...
They can be divided by A) the frequency of publication. B) the format C) the subject scope of the review D) the time period E) the type of review they provide Each individual title needs to be characterised in these respects.
Frequency of publication
irregular, less than annual
Periodically: monthly, semi-monthly, etc.
regular feature in a journal
irregular of special article in a journal
Broad overview of the subject as a whole
Overview of major topic within the subject
Review of specific topic
recurring in a cycle over a multiyear period
Currently published items.
comprehensive -- all relevant work
selective/comprehensive -- all major relevant work
selective -- the best work in a field.
Type of review
enumerative -- listing with brief desriptions
evaluative -- judging worth of the publications included
summarizing -- providing a state-of-the-art summary
Representative review series
Annual review of [biochemistry, anthropology , etc. ], published by Annual Reviews online and in print, publishes 32 series of annual volumes giving enumerative overviews of major topics within each subject, in a multiyear cycle.
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