Types of scientific articles

Original Research

Provide a full-length account of the original research.


Provide an in-depth and up-to-date critical review of a related topic.

Leading Opinion Paper

This article type may only be submitted by invitation from the Editor-in-Chief.


short reports of outstanding novel findings that also have important and general implications for specialists working in other fields. (The length limit is possible but SI allowed).

Progress Reports

a critically selected overview of recent progress in important research fields. It is not intended that the articles be comprehensive but rather insightful, selective, critical, opinionated, and even visionary.


a forum for news and opinion on topics of national and international interest. This can include, for example, news of funding and research organizations, societies, or points of controversy.