Table 2.

Pro-active Suggestions for Authors, Peer Reviewers, and Editors to Ensure Appropriate Use of PRISMA Guidelines in Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses.

Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
Authors Peer Reviewers Editor Considerations
Avoid standardized use of PRISMA guidelines Screen included and excluded sets carefully Mention PRISMA over-reliance in the journal instructions for authors
Avoid PRISMA signaling Detect PRISMA-signaling Adopt a flexible editorial policy for SR+MAs
Include raw datasets of included and excluded studies Mention missing papers Publish raw datasets of included and excluded studies
RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2024 January; 15(1): e0004. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2024 January 19. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10518.