Review journals are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results.
Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications.
The concept of "review article" is separate from the concept of peer-reviewed literature. It is possible for a review to be peer-reviewed, and it is possible for a review to be non-peer-reviewed
The Journal of Information Technology & Software Engineering is a top review journal. The basic question of software specification is to identify the requirement of the product, define the services of the system and identify the possible challenges one may encounter during the development process. One of the important aspect of this stage is to find out the basic errors that could lead to complex situation at a later stage if not identified. The requirements engineering process consists of the following steps: Feasibility study, Requirements elicitation and analysis, Requirements specification and Requirements validation. Software design outlines the structure of the software to be implemented, data models to be used and the interfaces between the system components and the algortihms used. The characeristics of software design and implementation are: developing the design, add details correcting and modifying the previously developed designs and algorithms. The design process deals with the following details: Architectural design, Interface design, Component design and Database design. Software Validation refers to the stage where the developed prototype is checked with the customer to confirm if the given specifications match and meet the requirements.
Last date updated on June, 2014