Systematic reviews, scoping reviews, indexed reviews, predatory reviews

A systematic review, commonly referred to as a "state of the art" review, is a synthetic scientific article produced in response to a specific research question. It supports experiential knowledge by critically evaluating and synthesizing scientific data from the literature, so that the user can form an idea of the state of the art and make informed decisions. In this way, they can provide valid scientific evidence to aid decision-making. Indirectly, they can also help develop new research projects based on the synthesis and interpretation of results from a non-systematic selection of scientific publications. They are carried out using explicit research, selection and data analysis methods. Narrative and scoping reviews reinforce the training of students and researchers in the writing of scientific articles.


  • Understand the importance and benefits of systematic reviews in their fields of research.
  • Know the steps involved and the resources required.
  • Understand the deliverables and quality standards of systematic reviews.
  • Know the different publication possibilities offered by a systematic review.

Available formats :

8 to 20 hours distance learning

Target audience:

  • Doctoral students, lecturers and researchers who are required to write reports and scientific documents, publish scientific articles in journals, or seek convincing results to support funding applications,
  • Research and research management professionals: documentalists, communication specialists, statisticians, etc.

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