Introduction to PRISMA 2020 and implications for research synthesis methodologists

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Systematic reviews should be reported completely and accurately so that users can interpret and appraise the review findings appropriately. In this commentary, we describe key features of a major update of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses statement—PRISMA 2020—and discuss its implications for research synthesis methodologists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-163
Number of pages8
JournalResearch Synthesis Methods
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022


  • checklist
  • meta-analysis
  • reporting
  • systematic review
  • transparency

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