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Publication item giving additional information regarding another publication item, mostly presenting additional results.
Used in medical literature: A detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of an individual patient.
Letter to the editor or a reply to the letter.
Argumentative communication, like papers in a discussion, but also perspectives, commentaries, etc.
Accidental duplication of an article in another Elsevier journal. The text of the article is retracted. The HTML pages are replaced by a single page with citation details and an explanation. The PDF pages remain with a watermark on every page to notify it is a duplicate.
Article in which errors are reported that were made in an earlier publication in the same journal. Can be Erratum (publishing error) but also Corrigendum (author error).
Full length article
Complete report on original research.
Text described recommended best practice in medical articles.
The text of the article is removed. The HTML pages and PDF pages of the article are completely removed and replaced by a single page with citation details and an explanation.
The text of the article is retracted. The HTML pages are replaced by a single page with citation details and an explanation. The PDF pages remain with a watermark on every page to notify it is retracted.
Substantial overview of original research, usually with a comprehensive bibliography, generally also containing a table of contents.
Short report or announcement of research, usually claiming certain results, usually with a shorter publication time than other papers in the same publication. Appears under many names, such as Letter Papers, Preliminary notes, Notes, etc.
Short or mini-review.