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Expediting citation screening using PICo-based title-only screening for identifying studies in scoping searches and rapid reviews

Systematic Reviews20176:233

Received: 30 August 2017

Accepted: 16 November 2017

Published: 25 November 2017

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Open Peer Review reports

Pre-publication versions of this article and author comments to reviewers are available by contacting

Original Submission
30 Aug 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
13 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Allison Gates
3 Oct 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Chris Kamel
6 Nov 2017 Author responded Author comments - John Rathbone
Resubmission - Version 2
6 Nov 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
16 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
25 Nov 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13643-017-0629-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia