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Adding full-text articles

Uploading an article PDF full-text is possible under 2 different settings. 

You can upload the PDF as 'public' content meaning that all Rayyan users can see and access it if they have the same citation in their reviews regardless of if they are collaborators or not.

Upload as public: All users can see the PDF full-texts if they have the same articles in other reviews. 

Upload as private: Only users having access to this review can see the PDF full-texts. 

DISCLAIMER: Make sure you don't upload copyrighted files as public, you hold the complete responsibility for any copyright infringements.

Moving from title/abstract screen to full-text screen

Rayyan does not currently offer a simple way of hiding articles that have been excluded after the title/abstract stage.  

For this reason, we recommend the following process, which is summarised in the video below:

  1. Open your project
  2. Limit your results to "Included" using the bar on the left hand
  3. Export the results by clicking on "Export" at the top of the screen:
    • Export filtered results only
    • Choose "Endnote" format
    • Leave all tick boxes checked
  4. Click on Export

The results will be emailed to you in a zip file.  Unzip these results, and import them into a new project (click here for a reminder on how to do this).  We suggest giving your new project the same name as used for the title/abstract stage, with the addition of the words "FULL TEXT STAGE".

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