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Annual Reviews is a nonprofit publisher of highly cited reviews that synthesize the research literature in a clear and compelling style to stimulate discussion about the science that shapes our lives.

Journalists, bloggers and writers tell us that we’re a “go-to resource” when it comes to researching the background on a story or on days when they have to deliver a piece and inspiration is thin on the ground!

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Annual Reviews is a treasured writers resource because every article:

  • Synthesizes the most significant research contributions on the most critical topics
  • Provides a thorough and balanced understanding of a subject from invited experts
  • Helps situate research within current understanding of a topic, including what is well supported and what is controversial.
  • Explores the interface between fields as most progress takes place at the confluence of two or more fields. We enable researchers to reach across disciplinary boundaries.
  • Provides historical context and sweeping panoramas of where research fields originated, where they stand now, and where they should go.
  • Poses compelling questions for the future.
  • Outlines practical applications and the broad general significance of research to the wider public.
  • Stands as a testament to human ingenuity in terms of our understanding of nature, the universe, and the human condition.

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