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    Whats the difference between a review article & primary literature article?

    I have an assingment for biology and biotechnologicals sciences stating that I must "refer to at least two peer-reviewed journal articles. These can be review articles. They do not have to be articles from the primary literature".

    Could someone enlighten me as to the difference? Because atm I'm browsing through articles that make absolutly no sense at all and I'm guessing are primary literature articles.

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    Re: Whats the difference between a review article & primary literature article?

    Ok thanx, so would say... New Scientist articles be considered review articles then?

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    Re: Whats the difference between a review article & primary literature article?

    hmmm, don't use New Scientist, it's like a magazine/newspaper for scientists reporting new and exciting findings. And New Scientist is not peer-reviewed, which is not suitable for you.

    Go for the traditional research papers or reviews.

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    Re: Whats the difference between a review article & primary literature article?

    I'm pretty sure Science and Nature are respectable enough for you to use

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