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Systematic Reviews

General procedures to help guide researchers through the elements of a systematic review

Conducting Guidelines

Regardless of the kind of evidence synthesis review that you will be conducting, it is essential that you read through and follow guidelines that have been developed to standardize the steps associated with this research. Choose the guideline most closely aligned with your discipline or where you plan to publish. The most commonly known examples include:

Reporting Guidelines

Reporting checklists provide researchers and journal peer reviewers a set of guidelines that work to assure the integrity of reporting evidence synthesis projects like systematic reviews/ meta-analysis, scoping reviews, etc. Reporting guidelines should be used together with the aforementioned conducting guidelines. Here are a few examples: