Critical Comments in Biomedicine (CCB) is an electronic international peer-reviewed journal published semiannually by Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences. The journal is specialized in the publication of review articles (including narrative reviews, systematic reviews, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, overviews of systematic reviews, mini-reviews), commentaries, letters to editors, and systematic review protocols written in the field of biomedicine. The journal particularly welcomes the review articles with null findings and the updated reviews.
Although several reporting guidelines and checklists are developed to improve the reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and the majority of systematic reviews are now registered, they do not guarantee the quality of the published work and their cautious evaluation is still needed. This is while the systematic reviews and meta-Systematic reviews and meta-analyses published in the field of medicine are considered as the top-level evidence by researchers, professionals, and even politicians. Therefore, low-quality reviews might be misleading.
Our team believes that professional journals like CCB might better evaluate such articles by gathering the experts interested in the field, which makes the published evidence more reliable. The journal is dedicated to publishing review articles, only considering their quality without taking the manuscripts’ readership, their results, and the possibility of getting citations into account.