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About the Journal
Name of Journal World Journal of Meta-Analysis
Title Abbreviation World J Meta-Anal
ISSN 2308-3840 (online)
DOI 10.13105
Background The World Journal of Meta-Analysis (WJMA) is an online, open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal that is published by Baishideng Publishing Group. Accepting both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts, the WJMA mainly publishes high quality meta-analysis and systematic review articles to lead the development of various fields of clinical medicine. The type of articles published in the WJMA include the editorial, minireview, review, meta-analysis, meta-regression, systematic review, and evidence-based practice.

The primary aim of the WJMA is to provide scholars and readers from various fields of clinical medicine with a platform to publish high quality meta-analysis and systematic review articles and communicate their research findings online. In order to ensure the quality, timeliness, fairness, and transparency of manuscript publication, the WJMA has implemented a variety of measures.

First, authors must prepare meta-analysis and systematic review articles according to the PRISMA 2009 Checklist guidelines.

Second, articles published in the WJMA must undergo rigorous cross-international peer review, where peer reviewers and authors come from different countries and independent peer reviewers are chosen by the editorial office, not by authors, to ensure the fairness of peer review.

Third, designation of co-first authors or co-corresponding authors is not permitted.

Fourth, the WJMA accepts a manuscript based mainly on its novelty, innovativeness, data accuracy, picture reliability, clear language expression, and ethical requirements. Of note, peer reviewers will complete the peer review within 7-14 days, providing a comprehensive evaluation of the scientific and linguistic quality of the manuscript.

Fifth, BPG adopts a 7-day publishing management policy. This means that each step of the publishing process, including manuscript preview, peer review, manuscript revision by authors, final acceptance, language editing, and production and release, must be completed within 7 days.

Finally, the peer review report, author’s response to the peer review report, biostatistics review certificate, copyright license agreement, institutional ethics committee approval document, informed consent, conflict-of-interest statement, CrossCheck detection report, authors’ personal ORCID numbers, funding information, language editing certificate, and other relevant documents will be published online along with the article to ensure that the publishing process is open and transparent.


The WJMA mainly publishes research results and findings obtained through meta-analysis and systematic review in a wide range of areas, including medicine, pharmacy, preventive medicine, stomatology, nursing, medical imaging, and laboratory medicine.

Open Access Open access

The WJMA is now abstracted and indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), and Superstar Journals Database.

Journal Metrics There is currently no impact factor.
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Editors-in-Chief Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
Publisher Publisher
Research Domain Mathematical and Computational Biology
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