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Clarifying differences between review designs and methods

Systematic Reviews20121:28

Received: 4 January 2012

Accepted: 19 March 2012

Published: 9 June 2012

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
4 Jan 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
27 Jan 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Judy Sebba
2 Feb 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jane Noyes
10 Mar 2012 Author responded Author comments - David Gough
Resubmission - Version 2
10 Mar 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Mar 2012 Editorially accepted
9 Jun 2012 Article published 10.1186/2046-4053-1-28

How does Open Peer Review work?

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Authors’ Affiliations

EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London, London, UK