(1) After all references have been imported into
Covidence, reviewers can start reviewing the references
Each reviewer casts a vote with either
“Yes”, “No” or “Maybe” to each reviewed
(2) After the reviewers review the references, the
following “Review Summary” is displayed.
(3) References with all reviewers cast
“Yes” or “Maybe” will be moved to “Full
text screening”; references with all reviewers cast “No” will
be moved to “Irrelevant”; those references without consensus will
be moved to “Resolve Conflicts”
(4) Resolve Conflicts
Click “Resolve Conflicts” in the
The references with conflict will be displayed.
Cast a vote of “Yes”, “No”, “Maybe”
to these references.
(5) Full Text Screening
Before "Full text screening", upload the PDF to
Click “Add full text”. At the dialogue
box, browse for the file to be uploaded.
Reviewers can now read the full text of the
studies for Include/Exclude decision making.
Reviewers can start to “Include” or
“Exclude” the studies for systematic review.
For excluded studies, reviewers need to give a
reason why they are excluded.
If no applicable reason found from the list,
reviewers can add customized reasons.
Continue to finish the “Include” or
“Exclude” process for all selected studies
For more information on Screening References,
please refer to Covidence’s Help:
Screening by title and abstract
Full text review
Creating and viewing inclusion criteria
Customizing reasons for exclusion at Full Text stage
How to undo a vote