Systematic Literature Review

Systematic literature review is a fundamental scientific activity where all procedures of the review are documented.


  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses: An illustrated, step-by-step guide
  • Guidelines for performing Systematic Literature Reviews in Software Engineering v2.3 (2007)
  • Supplementary Guidelines, Assessment Scheme and evidence-based evaluations of the use of Evidence Based Software Engineering
  • How to Write a Systematic Review

SampleProtocols e.g. Protocol 1, Protocol_IEEE_TSE

Sample SLR’s in TSE:

Sample SLR’s in IST:

Sample SLR’s in JSS:

Sample SLR’s in ESE:


On the optimality of search strategies for use in systematic reviews:

My students’ presentations: