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Title and Abstract Screening

You are finally ready to start screening your references! Your review homepage illustrates the team's progress. 


For each reference, read the title and abstract and make a decision:

  • No: This article does not meet inclusion criteria and should not be included in our systematic review.
  • Maybe: There is not enough information in the title/abstract for me to make a decision.
  • Yes: This article appears to meet inclusion criteria so I would like it to move to the full-text screen.

If you are the first person casting a vote on a reference, then the citation will move to your 'Awaiting other reviewer' list.

If you are the second person casting a vote on a reference, then it will move forward. Where the reference is moved forward to depends on its previous votes; please see this article and flowchart for more details. 

All voting is blinded, meaning your colleagues will be unable to see your votes until they've cast their own, and vice versa.