PRISMA developers announce the PRISMA for Abstracts checklist

The PRISMA Statement was published in 2009 to provide guidance for reports of systematic reviews. The Statement included a brief item about the abstract. The developers of the PRISMA Statement have announced an extension which provides a checklist to cover the abstract in more detail, intended to "give authors a framework for condensing their systematic review into the essentials for an abstract that will facilitate a quick assessment of review validity, provide an explicit summary of results, facilitate pre-publication or conference selection peer review, and enable efficient perusal of electronic search results."

For more information, please see the full report in PLoS Medicine at the link provided below.

Contributor's Information
Contributor's name: 
Elaine Beller
Email address: 
ebeller@bond.edu.au
Updated on: April 25, 2013, 11:18