There are many different types of reviews, each lending themselves to a specific purpose. For example, systematic reviews are intended to identify, critically appraise and synthesize the results of studies that address a specific research question while scoping reviews are intended to describe/map the research conducted in a more general area. Selection of studies for a systematic review is normally limited to the gold standard study methodology for the type of question being addressed while an integrative review would include relevant studies of any methodology.
The following articles discuss the various types of the reviews and outlines the characteristics of each:
Grant, M. J., & Booth, A. (2009). A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 26(2), 91-108. doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2009.00848.x
Gough, D., Thomas, J., & Oliver, S. (2012). Clarifying differences between review designs and methods. Systematic Reviews, 1, 28-4053-1-28. doi:10.1186/2046-4053-1-28
Temple University provides useful descriptions of some of the types of reviews listed in the above article at http://guides.temple.edu/c.php?g=78618&p=3879604
The follow article provides some additional discussion to aid in selecting the appropriate review type:
Greenhalgh, T., Thorne, S. & Malterun, K. (2018). Time to challenge the spurious hierarchy of systematic over narrative reviews? European Journal of Clinical Investigation, 48(6), e12931. doi:10.1111/eci.12931
The following need to be taken into consideration when deciding upon a review type: