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Evaluations of the uptake and impact of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) Statement and extensions: a scoping review

Systematic Reviews20176:263

Received: 2 October 2017

Accepted: 8 December 2017

Published: 19 December 2017

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Original Submission
2 Oct 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
17 Oct 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Anirudha Agnihotry
5 Nov 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Bernd Arents
6 Nov 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Chris Winchester
28 Nov 2017 Author responded Author comments - Matthew Page
Resubmission - Version 2
28 Nov 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
8 Dec 2017 Editorially accepted
19 Dec 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13643-017-0663-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Centre for Journalology and Canadian EQUATOR Centre, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada
School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada