Below is a list of scholarly peer-reviewed geophysics journals containing original research articles. Such articles are written by researchers who performed the actual study. They typically include mention of a research question and hypothesis. Additional clues that you are looking at an original research article are materials & methods, results, and discussion sections where the researchers provide details about their study and report findings.
<< However, please be aware that these journals listed below may also contain other types of articles within them that are NOT original research articles (e.g., book reviews, editorials, news). >>
Review articles are intended to provide readers with an overview of an area of research. A good review article will explain why the research is important, include some history about the field, highlight key studies/findings (so the reference section can be quite valuable), and discuss possiblities for future research. When begining research on a new topic, reading a review article can be very helpful.
A couple of journals that emphasize review articles are:
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