Why and How to Write a High-Impact Review Paper

Lessons From Eight Years of Editorial Board Service to Reviews of Geophysics

Mark B. Moldwin, Fabio Florindo, Gregory Okin, Alan Robock, Eelco J. Rohling, Bayani Cardenas, Annmarie Carlton, Hui-Hsuan Chen, Michel Crucifix, Andrew Gettelman, Alun Hubbard, Tomoo Katsura, Thomas H. Painter

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Abstract

High-impact review papers describe and synthesize the current state of the art, the open questions and controversies, and provide ideas for future investigations. They are written not only for a specific scientific discipline but also for the broader Earth and space science community. They not only summarize the literature, but they also create a framework from which to understand the progress, problems, and connections between different communities, observations, models, and approaches. Here we describe how to write a high-impact review paper, and why you should consider writing one for Reviews of Geophysics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)860-863
Number of pages4
JournalReviews of Geophysics
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 1

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Moldwin, M. B., Florindo, F., Okin, G., Robock, A., Rohling, E. J., Cardenas, B., ... Painter, T. H. (2017). Why and How to Write a High-Impact Review Paper: Lessons From Eight Years of Editorial Board Service to Reviews of Geophysics. Reviews of Geophysics, 55(4), 860-863. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017RG000587

Why and How to Write a High-Impact Review Paper : Lessons From Eight Years of Editorial Board Service to Reviews of Geophysics. / Moldwin, Mark B.; Florindo, Fabio; Okin, Gregory; Robock, Alan; Rohling, Eelco J.; Cardenas, Bayani; Carlton, Annmarie; Chen, Hui-Hsuan; Crucifix, Michel; Gettelman, Andrew; Hubbard, Alun; Katsura, Tomoo; Painter, Thomas H.

In: Reviews of Geophysics, Vol. 55, No. 4, 01.12.2017, p. 860-863.

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Moldwin, MB, Florindo, F, Okin, G, Robock, A, Rohling, EJ, Cardenas, B, Carlton, A, Chen, H-H, Crucifix, M, Gettelman, A, Hubbard, A, Katsura, T & Painter, TH 2017, 'Why and How to Write a High-Impact Review Paper: Lessons From Eight Years of Editorial Board Service to Reviews of Geophysics', Reviews of Geophysics, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 860-863. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017RG000587
Moldwin, Mark B. ; Florindo, Fabio ; Okin, Gregory ; Robock, Alan ; Rohling, Eelco J. ; Cardenas, Bayani ; Carlton, Annmarie ; Chen, Hui-Hsuan ; Crucifix, Michel ; Gettelman, Andrew ; Hubbard, Alun ; Katsura, Tomoo ; Painter, Thomas H. / Why and How to Write a High-Impact Review Paper : Lessons From Eight Years of Editorial Board Service to Reviews of Geophysics. In: Reviews of Geophysics. 2017 ; Vol. 55, No. 4. pp. 860-863.
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