Pharmacology is the study of action of drugs. It deals with both pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics properties. It had wide range of applications in drug discovery since the action of drugs can be studied via experimental approach on animals. The more traditional pharmacological research in humans has been reduced mainly as a response to the difficulty of developing human pharmacology models in various diseases. Hence this branch will be always an emerging scope in new discoveries.
Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results.
Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications. The concept of "review article" is separate from the concept of peer-reviewed literature. It is possible for a review to be peer-reviewed, and it is possible for a review to be non-peer-reviewed.
Last date updated on June, 2014