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Which review is that? A guide to review types

A typology of literature reviews

State of the Art Review

State of the art reviews "generally focus on recently published literature to assess current matters. A state-of-the-art review will often highlight new ideas or gaps in research with no official quality assessment". "

In general, state-of-the-art reviews tend to report results using both narrative forms and a tabular component". (Baguss, 2020)


Further Reading/Resources

Barry, Erin S., Jerusalem Merkebu, and Lara Varpio. "Understanding state-of-the-art literature reviews." Journal of Graduate Medical Education 14.6 (2022): 659-662. Full Text

Grant, M. J., & Booth, A. (2009). A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health information & libraries journal, 26(2), 91-108. Full Text



Wang, L., Kolios, A., Liu, X., Venetsanos, D., & Rui, C. (2022). Reliability of offshore wind turbine support structures: A state-of-the-art review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 161, 112250. Full Text


Baguss, J. (2020). The Systematic Review Research Process: 8 Types of Systematic Reviews You Should Know. Evidence Partners. Link

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