First published: June 30, 2015
Last updated: August 15, 2020
Guidelines for manuscript preparation, submission, and manuscript format: Systematic review
These systematic review articles are submitted by any author and summarize the recent and comprehensive published material on a particular subject, without bias. The degree of comprehensiveness may vary (from broad to narrow) according to the time range of material scrutinized, but the Systematic Reviews that are most often desired for publication focus on the current literature. The textual material examined for Systematic Reviews may be equally broad or narrow and can encompass, for medicine-related topics specifically, clinical material as well as experimental research or case reports. State-of-the-art reviews tend to address more current matters. The Systematic Reviews must be distinguishable from a HISTORICAL ARTICLE on the same subject, but a review of the historical literature is also within the scope of this publication type.
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