Reproducibility of search strategies is poor in systematic reviews published in high-impact pediatrics, cardiology and surgery journals: a cross-sectional study

Ref ID 550
First Author J. B. Koffel
Journal PLOS ONE
Year Of Publishing 2016
Keywords Reproducibility
Problem(s) Methods not described to enable replication
Search strategy not provided
Number of systematic reviews included 272
Summary of Findings Only 22% of articles provided at least one reproducible search strategy and 13% provided a reproducible strategy for all databases searches in the article.
Did the article find that the problem(s) led to qualitative changes in interpretation of the results? Not Applicable
Are the methods of the article described in enough detail to replicate the study? Yes