Vol.5, No.1, February 2016.                                                                                                               ISSN: 2217-8309

                                                                                                                                                          eISSN: 2217-8333


TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Scrutinizing Systematic Literature Review Process in Software Engineering


Zlatko Stapic, Luis de-Marcos, Vjeran Strahonja, Antonio Garcia-Cabot, Eva Garcia Lopez


© 2016 Zlatko Stapic et al: published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 104–116, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM51-16, February 2016




Performing the Systematic Literature Review (SLR) in the turbulent field of Software Engineering (SE) brings different obstacles and uncertainties. The commonly used guidelines for performing the SLR in this field are adapted from health sciences and presented by Kitchenham and Charters in 2007. This paper follows the Kitchenham’s three-phases-review-process and fulfils it with the findings, observations and recommendations from other influential authors in the field. The process of SLR is observed from the perspective of appliance in the field of SE and supplemented by the important precautious measures that should be undertaken by the authors performing it. Thus, this paper aims to present the state-of-the-art in performing the SLR in SE


Keywords – Systematic Literature Review, SLR, Software Engineering, State-of-the-Art



Full text PDF >  



Copyright © 2012-2016 UIKTEN, All Rights reserved
Copyright licence: All articles are licenced via Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence