Brilliant, engaging, relevant! 2013/14 BJSM Systematic Review Award Winners

Systematic reviews provide critical high-level evidence to influence practice. BJSM prioritises publication of quality SRs.

systematic review awardThe winning papers are enjoyable to read and their messages easily incorporated into clinical practice. The selected papers adhered carefully to PRISMA guidelines. The results were skilfully analysed and synthesised into a clinically relevant discussion which links well to the study objectives. A reviewer independent of BJSM editors chose the winners after an iterative evaluation of BJSM systematic reviews published between July 2013-June 2014.

1st equal (£500) prize winners:

  • Christian Barton, Vivek Balachandar, Simon Lack, Dylan Morrissey

Patellar taping for patellofemoral pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate clinical outcomes and biomechanical mechanisms Br J Sports Med 2014;48:6 417-424 

  •   Jeppe Bo Lauersen, Ditte Marie Bertelsen, Lars Bo Andersen

The effectiveness of exercise interventions to prevent sports injuries: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Br J Sports Med 2014;48:871-877

3rd prize:    

  • Lot Verburgh, Marsh Königs, Erik J A Scherder, Jaap Oosterlaan

Physical exercise and executive functions in preadolescent children, adolescents and young adults: a meta-analysis Br J Sports Med 2014;48:12 973-979

Congratulations to all the BJSM Systematic Review Award recipients.

Congratulations to all authors who had systematic reviews published in BJSM (which has an acceptance rate of 23%).

For last year’s award winners, and the judging criteria – CLICK HERE.

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