About the Journal

​​​​​​The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports is a refereed, online journal that publishes systematic review protocols and systematic reviews of healthcare research following the JBI methodology and undertaken by the Joanna Briggs Institute and its international collaborating centers and groups. These reviews may be of quantitative or qualitative research data, text and/or opinion, relate to economic data or combinations of the above. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports also publishes the Institute's implementation reports that present the findings of projects that seek to implement the best available evidence into practice. 

Frequency: The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports is published in annual volumes. Each volume has monthly issues.

Mission and Focus: The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports mission is to publish systematic review protocols and systematic reviews of healthcare research following the JBI methodology. These reviews may be of quantitative or qualitative research data, text and/or opinion, relate to economic data or combinations of the above. The Journal also publishes the Institute's Implementation Reports that are based on JBI methodology and present the findings of projects that seek to implement the best available evidence into practice. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports is multidisciplinary in scope in terms of the topics addressed by review and report authors. 

Indexing: The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports is indexed in:

MEDLINE
Embase
Scopus
Mosby's Index (Elsevier)
CINAHL (EBSCO)

For more information about the journal, please contact:
JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
The Joanna Briggs Institute
The University of Adelaide
AUSTRALIA 5005
Ph: +61 8 8313 6082
Fax:  +61 8 8313 4881
Email: jbi.library@adelaide.edu.au

Journal Section Policies:

SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS

This section of The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports includes full systematic review reports conducted using the JBI methodologies. All full review reports must be preceded by an a priori protocol also published in The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. A least one listed author of a JBI review must have completed the JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review training program; be an accredited JBI Reviewer; and be formally associated with JBI or one of its collaborating entities. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports recommends authors adhere to reporting guidelines in the PRISMA statement (http://www.prisma-statement.org/).

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW PROTOCOLS

This section of The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports includes systematic review protocols published prior to the conduct of a systematic review using the JBI methodologies. A least one listed author of a JBI review protocol must have completed the JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review training program; be an accredited JBI Reviewer; and be formally associated with JBI or one of its collaborating entities. Eligible protocols are also available in the PROSPERO database (http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/).

IMPLEMENTATION REPORTS

This section of The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and ImplementationReports includes papers that report clinical improvement programs/clinical audits and relate to issues surrounding the implementation of evidence in a practice or care setting. Papers should provide information of interest to readers regarding the elements of the project that assisted in sustainable practice change as well as the elements that may not have been as successful.

ERRATA POLICY

The JBI Database of Systematic Review and Implementation Reports recognizes the importance of the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record. Manuscripts that have been published shall remain extant, exact and unaltered as far as is possible. Occasionally it may arise that a published manuscript must be amended, retracted or removed. Published amendments requested by authors are represented by a formal notice in the journal as they affect the publication record and/or the scientific accuracy of published information. Amendments fall into one of these categories: erratum or manuscript withdrawal, retraction, replacement, removal and addenda. Please see the full policy and process for errata, withdrawal, retraction, replacement removal and addenda of published manuscripts here.

PEER REVIEW PROCESS

Each submitted manuscript undergoes blind evaluation by two reviewers on the following basis: - the originality of the contribution; submitted manuscripts should not duplicate existing Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), Cochrane Collaboration or other well conducted projects; - the soundness of its theory and adherence to JBI methodologies; and - its ability to communicate to readers (grammar and style).

Peer reviewers should add reviewing interests to their profiles to facilitate allocation of manuscripts that match each reviewer's area of interest and expertise. For a list of reviewing interests and instructions on how to add these to a user profile, please click here.

To assist in the timely dissemination of research evidence, in general, manuscripts will be reviewed within four weeks from the time of acceptance by a peer reviewer. 
The publication ethics and publication malpractice statement for the journal can be accessed here: Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.