Announcing the First Report of The Cochrane Empty Reviews Project

The first report of The Cochrane Empty Reviews Project is now available in published form from PLoS ONE (  This article explores the incidence of empty systematic reviews in The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (The CDSR) and describes their current characteristics.

Citation:  Yaffe J, Montgomery P, Hopewell S, Shepard LD (2012) Empty Reviews: A Description and Consideration of Cochrane Systematic Reviews with No Included Studies. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36626, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036626

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About jyaffe

Professor of Social Work Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry Editor-in-Chief Journal of Social Work Education Co-PI Understanding and Improving Effectiveness of Eyewitness Identification Procedures
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