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Review papers and the creative destruction of the research literature

McMahan, Peter (2021) Review papers and the creative destruction of the research literature. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (22 Jun 2021). Blog Entry.

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Review papers play a significant role in curating the scholarly record. Drawing on a study of close to six million research articles, Peter McMahan, shows how review papers not only focus and shift attention onto particular papers, but also serve to shape entire research domains by linking them together and outlining core concepts. As such, the constitutive role of review papers and those who write them warrant further attention.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2021 13:24
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:17

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