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Table 1 Summary of issues to consider during peer review of narrative literature reviews and their significance

From: Improving the peer review of narrative literature reviews

Questions for peer reviewers ↑Scientific integrity ↑Information accessibility
Is the review article required/important?
Was the conduct of literature searches defined?
Were literature citations appropriate and balanced?  
Were original references cited?
Was information summarised correctly?  
Were studies critically evaluated?
Are there adequate tables/figures/diagrams?
Will the review help readers entering the field?  
Does the review expand the body of knowledge?