One Last Step

Congratulations! You’ve assembled the main pieces of your systematic review.

But you’re not done yet. You have a few housekeeping details to finish.

At the end of the your article, you need to include a few last details:

1. Prepare your bibliography (be sure to double and triple check your citations to make sure they’re correct).

2. Create your appendix which will include items such as:

A list of studies that weren’t included in your research with an explanation about why you excluded them.

More details about the characteristics of studies you included

Sensitivity analysis

More details about your methods

3. Include this information about your authors:

Academic or industry affiliations

Conflicts of interest

Funding sources

And, write your acknowledgements. This is the place to mention people who helped with the research but aren’t listed as authors.