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What kind of systematic review should I conduct? A proposed typology and guidance for systematic reviewers in the medical and health sciences

BMC Medical Research MethodologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201818:5

Received: 29 May 2017

Accepted: 28 December 2017

Published: 10 January 2018

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Original Submission
29 May 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
24 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Shuling Liu
31 Jul 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lindsay Stark
3 Sep 2017 Author responded Author comments - Zachary Munn
Resubmission - Version 2
3 Sep 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
28 Dec 2017 Editorially accepted
10 Jan 2018 Article published 10.1186/s12874-017-0468-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

The Joanna Briggs Institute, The University of Adelaide, North Adelaide, Australia