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© Alexkava / stock.adobe.comWe are pleased to announce that Systematic Reviews has received its first Impact Factor* which is 2.479. In addition, the journal had over 1.2 million downloads and over 3000 Altmetric mentions in 2019. The journal would like to thank all of our authors, reviewers, editors and readers for their continued support.
*2019 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Aims and scope

Systematic Reviews encompasses all aspects of the design, conduct and reporting of systematic reviews. The journal publishes high quality systematic review products including systematic review protocols, systematic reviews related to a very broad definition of health, rapid reviews, updates of already completed systematic reviews, and methods research related to the science of systematic reviews, such as decision modelling. At this time Systematic Reviews does not accept reviews of in vitro studies.  The journal also aims to ensure that the results of all well-conducted systematic reviews are published, regardless of their outcome.

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Conducting a systematic review of animal studies?

Systematic Reviews considers protocols and results papers of systematic reviews of animal studies relevant for human health. You can now also prospectively register these reviews on PROSPERO.

Article collections

Thematic series
Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care Evidence Reviews
Edited by Dr Ivan Florez

Thematic series
Automation in the systematic review process
Edited by Prof Joseph Lau

Thematic series
Five years of Systematic Reviews

Thematic series
Overviews of systematic reviews: development and evaluation of methods
Edited by Dr Joanne E McKenzie

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Thank you to our peer reviewers

The editors and staff of Systematic Reviews would like to warmly thank our peer reviewers whose comments have helped to shape the journal.

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