Covidence uses iterative product development processes, and therefore we do not use version numbers or years. You can use the following text to cite Covidence in your publication:

Covidence systematic review software, Veritas Health Innovation, Melbourne, Australia. Available at

If you need to include a year for in-text citations, we recommend selecting the year when most or all of your work was completed in Covidence.


If you need standard text to describe what Covidence is, we recommend the following text:

Covidence is a web-based collaboration software platform that streamlines the production of systematic and other literature reviews.