A journal article that does not report original research, but rather summarizes

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A journal article that does not report original research, but rather summarizes or synthesizes work by many independent researchers on a particular subject or scientific problem is known as

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b.  a literature review

A “literature review” reviews the scholarly literature on a specific topic by summarizing and analyzing published  work on that topic. A literature review has several purposes:  

Green, Johnson and Adams describe a literature review as a type of research article published in a professional peer-reviewed journal. 

The purpose of a literature  review is to objectively report the current knowledge on a topic and base this summary on previously  published research. A literature review provides the reader with a comprehensive overview and helps  place that information into perspective. 

reference

https://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/instruc/files/finding-literature-reviews.pdf

http://users.clas.ufl.edu/msscha/bioreview/how_why.bio_write.pdf


In contrast to research papers, conference presentations and research proposals, a review paper is a journal article that synthesizes work by many independent researchers on  a particular subject or scientific problem.

a review paper serves as a valuable summary of research.

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