Literature Review Guidelines
Developed by James O'Neill with assistance from Ronald Levant, Rod Watts, Andrew Smiler, Michael Addis, and Stephen Wester. Retrieved on Oct. 15, 2015 from http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/men/literature-review-guidelines.aspx
A good review should summarize the state of knowledge on a well-defined topic in the psychology of men and masculinity in concise and clear ways. This means that the review is written with exceptional clarity, cohesiveness, conciseness, and comprehensiveness.
A good review should describe in detail the systematic process or method that was used in doing the literature review. There are articulated ways to do "narrative reviews" just as there are ways of doing experiments or meta-analyses (Baumeister & Leary, 1997; Bem, 1995).
Essential Elements for a Review
Sections That Might Be Included in a Review
It is not expected that reviews will be able to meet all of the above-listed criteria but authors should meet many of them.
Bem, D. J. (1995). Writing a review article for Psychological Bulletin. Psychological Bulletin, 118, 172–177.
Baumeister, R. F., & Leary, M. R. (1997). Writing narrative literature reviews. Review of General Psychology, 1, 311–320.
Sternberg, R. J. (1991). Editorial. Psychological Bulletin, 109, 3–4.