This is the author accepted manuscript. The DOI for the published version in the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship is 10.1080/1941126X.2018.1444339.


Rayyan is a free, online application to assist researchers with systematic review methodology and meta-analysis projects. Rayyan is one of many software products of QCRI, Qatar Computing Research Institute, a creative and innovative entity of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, similar in many ways to the U.S. Department of Education.

Rayyan allows users to upload citations and full-text articles as a part of a single review, or the ability to create several review projects, or even collaborate on publicly available projects. Rayyan aims to offer researchers a one stop dashboard to work through the details of their processes while also allowing their collaborators the ability to see each other’s work. Here we will review Rayyan on 7 criteria: customization, relevance, investment, functionality, searching, collaboration, and support.


systematic reviews

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