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Which review is that? A guide to review types.

A typology of literature reviews

Systematic Review Family

One of the defining features of reviews from the systematic review family is the comprehensive methodology that underpins this type of review. Minimum standards are often determined in the guidance documentation for the review type. (Sutton et al, 2019).


Sutton, A., Clowes, M., Preston, L., & Booth, A. (2019). Meeting the review family: exploring review types and associated information retrieval requirements. Health Information & Libraries Journal36(3), 202-222