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Selecting and implementing overview methods: implications from five exemplar overviews

Systematic Reviews20176:145

Received: 27 February 2017

Accepted: 28 June 2017

Published: 18 July 2017

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Original Submission
27 Feb 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
7 Apr 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Dawid Pieper
19 Apr 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Madeleine Ballard
23 Apr 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Robin Featherstone
1 Jun 2017 Author responded Author comments - Alex Pollock
Resubmission - Version 2
1 Jun 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
28 Jun 2017 Editorially accepted
18 Jul 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13643-017-0534-3

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Authors’ Affiliations

Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) Research Unit, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
UCL Institute of Education, University College London, London, UK
University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, UK
NHS Blood and Transplant Oxford and Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK