Are systematic reviews original research? Survey of editors of core clinical journals

Florian Herrle, Jörg Meerpohl, Reinders Stefan, Gerd Antes & Von Elm Erik
Background: Research synthesis has growing impact in evidence-based medicine and knowledge translation. Systematic reviews (SR) represent a cornerstone of research synthesis and require scientific rigor. Nevertheless, SR are often criticized as “secondary research” and not granted the [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]