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Systematic Reviews

This is a guide for learning about systematic reviews.

Writing the Review

Reporting standards & guidelines

Be sure to reference reporting standards when writing your review. This helps ensure that you communicate essential components of your methods, results, and conclusions. There are a number of tools that can be used to ensure compliance with reporting guidelines. The PRISMA Checklist is also great when writing up your manuscript. A few review-writing resources are listed below: 

  • Schünemann, H.J., Vist, G.E., Higgins, J.P.T., Santesso, N., Deeks, J.J., Glasziou, P., Akl, E.A., Guyatt, G.H. (2023). "Interpreting Results" in Julian Higgins and James Thomas (Eds.), Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions.
  • Stephenson M, Riitano D, Wilson S, Leonardi-Bee J, Mabire C, Cooper K, Monteiro da Cruz D, Moreno-Casbas MT, Lapkin S. Chapter 12: Systematic reviews of measurement properties. In: Aromataris E, Munn Z (Editors). JBI Manual for Evidence Synthesis. JBI, 2020. Available from