In the 2009 article, A typology of reviews: An analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies, authors Grant & Booth present a table of format types and methods.
Grant, M. J., & Booth, A. (2009). A typology of reviews: An analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 26(2), 91-108. doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2009.00848.x
A problem is there are too many systematic reviews on the same topic. Registering an aprior protocol reduces this problem. They function to reduce duplication and promote transparency.A registered review protocol provides the rationale for the review and describes a pre-planned, methodological and analytic approach prior to embarking on a review.
A Systematic Review includes these types of searching:
Grey Literature Searching
Subject-specific professional association websites and the bibliographies of all included studies.
Journals that publish Systematic Reviews
MetaAnalysis as a Topic:
1. A type of research
2. A quantitative method of combining the results of independent studies (usually drawn from the published literature) and synthesizing summaries and conclusions which may be used to evaluate therapeutic effectiveness, plan new studies, etc., with application chiefly in the areas of research and medicine.
MESH database, National Library of Medicine