Establishing a new journal for systematic review products
1 Clincal Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus, 501 Smyth Road, Box 201B, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6, Canada
2 Department of Epidemiology & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
3 Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD), University of York, UK
4 West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90066 USA
Systematic Reviews 2012, 1:1 doi:10.1186/2046-4053-1-1Published: 9 February 2012
Welcome to a new age in publishing systematic reviews. We hope the launch of Systematic Reviews will resonate with a broad spectrum of readers interested in using them in a variety of ways, such as providing comprehensive and up to date evidence for patient management, informing health policy, and developing rigorous practice guidelines. Systematic reviews are increasingly popular. Our journal is committed to publishing a wide variety of well conducted and transparently reported systematic reviews and associated research. We are open access and electronic and not confined by space and so offer scope for publishing reviews in detail and providing a modern and innovative approach to publishing. We look forward to participating in the voyage with all of our readers.