Conducting a systematic review is a multi-step and planned process. This is part of the 'systematic' nature of this type of publication. Each step in the process may involve careful planning and documentation and required diverse skills and knowledge. Therefore, usually an entire team of professionals will work together to produce a systematic review.
The systematic review team typically consists of the following members (at minimum):
At each step of the process, multiple team members may have a role, though some may play a more prominent role at certain portions of the review. For example, the statistician may be most active during the statistical synthesis phase if a meta analysis is being performed. All team members should typically be co-authors and review the final manuscript before submission.