Novel citation-based search method for scientific literature: application to meta-analyses

  title={Novel citation-based search method for scientific literature: application to meta-analyses},
  author={A Cecile J W Janssens and Marta Gwinn},
  booktitle={BMC medical research methodology},
BACKGROUND Finding eligible studies for meta-analysis and systematic reviews relies on keyword-based searching as the gold standard, despite its inefficiency. Searching based on direct citations is not sufficiently comprehensive. We propose a novel strategy that ranks articles on their degree of co-citation with one or more "known" articles before reviewing their eligibility. METHOD In two independent studies, we aimed to reproduce the results of literature searches for sets of published meta… CONTINUE READING
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