What is the purpose of launching the World Journal of Meta-Analysis

Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai*, Lesley A. Anderson

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The exponential growth of scientific evidence (i.e., primary research) and the ongoing development of methods to summarize such evidence, such as meta-analyses and mixed treatment comparisons (i.e., secondary research), make the worldwide dissemination of highquality meta-analyses and pertinent articles a key scientific priority. The World Journal of Meta-Analysis will apply an electronic open access publishing approach combined with a timely and thorough peer-review of submitted manuscripts, weighing more on quality than priority, in order to improve the dissemination of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, as well as novelties and advancements in methods related to them, focusing on clinical medicine, but spanning all biomedical, epidemiological, and psychological research fields.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal of Meta-Analysis
Issue number1
Early online date26 May 2013
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2013


  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Meta-analysis
  • Meta-regression
  • Review
  • Systematic review


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