Bibliometric-Systematic Literature Review (B-SLR) Method

The Bibliometric-Systematic Literature Review (B-SLR) is a method for designing systematic literature reviews grounded on the findings of bibliometric analyses. The B-SLR method is anchored upon three core tenets: transparency in the research process, reproducibility of the findings, and the potential for making a novel scholarly contribution.

Presenting the B-SLR Method

The Bibliometric-Systematic Literature Review (B-SLR) is a novel toolbox consisting of a 10-step process for conducting rigorous literature reviews in the management field.

Via the B-SLR method, researchers could receive guidance on the critical choices, possible challenges, and best practices at every phase of the review procedure, from crafting the idea to refining the final document.

Why use the B-SLR method?

The exponential growth of academic literature presents challenges for scholars seeking to keep up-to-date with the latest developments. The Bibliometric-Systematic Literature Review (B-SLR) method provides a solution, combining bibliometric techniques with systematic literature review practices.
It strikes a balance between breadth and depth, accommodating the multidisciplinary nature of contemporary research.
Based on VOSviewer software, the B-SLR method is a versatile toolkit crafted to meet various research aims, from comprehensive reviews to formulating theories, plotting future directions in various fields, bridging knowledge gaps, or integrating findings from different disciplines. 

The B-SLR method is grounded in the core principles of critical analysis, timeliness, broad coverage, rigour, coherence, and contributions to knowledge advancement.

Resources available for the B-SLR method

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