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Which review is that? A guide to review types

A typology of literature reviews

Traditional Review Family

"Traditional reviews usually cover advances in different aspects of a chosen topic and provide assessment of the subject within a broad spectrum. No formal guidance exists for traditional reviews. However, they have become increasingly more comprehensive and systematic since the emergence of systematic reviews. Narrative review, narrative summary, critical review, integrative review, and state of the art review are examples of traditional reviews".  (Erol, 2022, p. 1)


Erol, A. (2022) Basics of Writing Review Articles. Archives of Neuropsychiatry. 59, 1-2.

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