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A random effects meta-analysis model with Box-Cox transformation

  • Yusuke Yamaguchi1Email author,
  • Kazushi Maruo2,
  • Christopher Partlett3 and
  • Richard D. Riley4
Contributed equally
BMC Medical Research MethodologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:109

Received: 14 December 2016

Accepted: 27 June 2017

Published: 19 July 2017

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Original Submission
14 Dec 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
13 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Christian Röver
14 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Augusto Cesar De Moraes
7 Mar 2017 Author responded Author comments - Yusuke Yamaguchi
Resubmission - Version 2
7 Mar 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
17 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Christian Röver
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
27 Jun 2017 Editorially accepted
19 Jul 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12874-017-0376-7

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Authors’ Affiliations

Japan-Asia Data Science, Development, Astellas Pharma Inc., Tokyo, Japan
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan
National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK