Lessons from COVID-19 to Future Evidence Synthesis Efforts: First Living Search Strategy and Out of Date Scientific Publishing and Indexing Industry

Shokraneh, Farhad and Russell-Rose, Tony. 2020. Lessons from COVID-19 to Future Evidence Synthesis Efforts: First Living Search Strategy and Out of Date Scientific Publishing and Indexing Industry. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 123, pp. 171-173. ISSN 0895-4356 [Article]

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Nussbaumer-Streit et al. reported a timely study on the exclusion of non-English language reports in systematic reviews [1] but cautiously generalised the implications to rapid reviews rather than systematic reviews. The results complement the guidance in the new edition of the Cochrane Handbook [2]. However, the time of publication of this report coincides with the COVID-19 outbreak that introduces a geographical bias towards the inclusion of non-English literature. Although many researchers will try to publish in English, literature in non-English should not be ignored. We also thought it will be an added value to share our other experiences on literature search for evidence synthesis on COVID-19.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2020.04.014

Keywords:

COVID-19

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Computing

Dates:

DateEvent
1 April 2020Submitted
16 April 2020Accepted
27 April 2020Published Online
July 2020Published

Item ID:

28401

Date Deposited:

29 Apr 2020 09:17

Last Modified:

02 Jul 2020 22:54

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/28401

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