Published online May 26, 2013. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v1.i1.1
Revised: April 16, 2013
Accepted: May 7, 2013
Published online: May 26, 2013
Core tip: The exponential growth of scientific evidence and the ongoing development of meta-analyses make the worldwide dissemination of the latter study type a key scientific priority. The World Journal of Meta-Analysis will apply an electronic open access publishing approach, in order to improve the dissemination of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, focusing on clinical medicine, but spanning all biomedical, epidemiological, and psychological research fields.