Reviewing Reviews

I'm writing this letter to share my views on the article regarding the writing of reviews.1 I have very good personal experience in dealing with the journals that publish review articles through their Web sites. I have received encouraging responses from their editorial staff. I think it is very important for faculty to write a review article to be recognized in a particular field. Most of the time, review writing does help to overcome the barriers in one's own research. It also helps in finding solutions to problems which were either unnoticed or overlooked during the experimental procedure. Additionally, reading the original research articles and going through the studies conducted in a particular area enhance the understanding of the topic.

Naushad M. Khan Ghilzai, PhD
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy
Downers Grove, Ill.

1. J. Adams, "Secrets of writing good reviews," The Scientist, 17[16]:60-1,...

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