A Profile of Practices for Reporting Systematic Reviews: A Conference Case

Gabriel Alberto García-Mireles*

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Several criticisms about the quality of reporting systematic reviews (SRs) have been published and new guidelines propose to use standardized instruments to report them. To identify practices for reporting SRs, I reviewed 32 SRs published in the International Conference on Software Process Improvement (CIMPS). Well reported practices are related to the execution of the automatic database search process and the identification of selection criteria. However, issues arise related to the completeness of the search process, procedures for dealing with inconsistencies during selection, extraction, and classification of data. Besides, validity threats only are addressed by a third of SRs. As a conclusion, the identification of reporting practices can help SR authors to identify both strengths and opportunities areas for conducting and reporting SRs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Perspectives in Software Engineering - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Software Process Improvement CIMPS 2022
EditorsJezreel Mejia, Mirna Muñoz, Álvaro Rocha, Víctor Hernández-Nava
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783031203213
StatePublished - 2023
Event11th International Conference on Software Process Improvement, CIMPS 2022 - Acapulco, Mexico
Duration: 19 Oct 202221 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume576 LNNS
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


Conference11th International Conference on Software Process Improvement, CIMPS 2022

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  • Practices for reporting systematic reviews
  • Systematic literature review
  • Systematic mapping study

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