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PRISMA for Abstracts: Reporting Systematic Reviews in Journal and Conference Abstracts

  • Elaine M. Beller mail,

    ebeller@bond.edu.au

    Affiliation: Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia

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  • Paul P. Glasziou,

    Affiliation: Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia

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  • Douglas G. Altman,

    Affiliation: Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Sally Hopewell,

    Affiliations: Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, INSERM, Paris, France

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  • Hilda Bastian,

    Affiliation: National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, Washington DC, United States of America

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  • Iain Chalmers,

    Affiliation: James Lind Initiative, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Peter C. Gøtzsche,

    Affiliation: Nordic Cochrane Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Toby Lasserson,

    Affiliation: Cochrane Editorial Unit, London, United Kingdom

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  • David Tovey,

    Affiliation: Cochrane Editorial Unit, London, United Kingdom

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  • for the PRISMA for Abstracts Group

    Membership of the PRISMA for Abstracts Group is provided in the Acknowledgments.

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  • Published: April 09, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001419

About the Authors

Elaine M. Beller, Paul P. Glasziou
Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia
Douglas G. Altman, Sally Hopewell
Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Hilda Bastian
National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, Washington DC, United States of America
Iain Chalmers
James Lind Initiative, Oxford, United Kingdom
Peter C. Gøtzsche
Nordic Cochrane Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Toby Lasserson, David Tovey
Cochrane Editorial Unit, London, United Kingdom
Sally Hopewell
INSERM, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Email: ebeller@bond.edu.au

Competing Interests

TL is employed by The Cochrane Collaboration. TL is an editor (unpaid) for the Cochrane Airways Group. The authors have declared that no other competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: EMB. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: EMB. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: EMB PPG DGA SH HB IC PCG TL DT. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: EMB PPG DGA SH HB IC PCG TL DT. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: EMB PPG DGA SH HB IC PCG TL DT.