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About the Journal

​​​​​​​​​​​JBI Evidence Synthesis is an official journal of JBI. It is an international peer-reviewed, online journal that publishes manuscripts encompassing evidence synthesis and healthcare. JBI Evidence Synthesis seeks to disseminate rigorous, high-quality research that provides the best available evidence to inform policy and practice through the science and conduct of systematic and scoping reviews. The journal publishes systematic and scoping review protocols, diverse types of systematic reviews, and scoping reviews covering multi-disciplinary healthcare-related topics that follow methodology and methods developed by JBI. The journal also publishes editorials, letters to the editor as well as original applied research and discussion papers examining synthesis methods. JBI Evidence Synthesis does not accept systematic reviews of in vitro or animal studies.

Frequency: JBI Evidence Synthesis publishes monthly issues in annual volumes.

Indexing: Content published in JBI Evidence Synthesis is indexed in:

CINAHL
Embase
EmCare
Epistemonikos
HINARI
KSR Evidence
MEDLINE
Mosby's Index (Elsevier)
PsycINFO
​Scopus
Zetoc​

For more information about the journal, please contact:
JBI Evidence Synthesis
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 JBI Evidence Synthesis includes full systematic review reports conducted using the JBI methodologies. JBI Evidence Synthesis recommends authors adhere to reporting guidelines in the PRISMA statement (http://www.prisma-statement.org/).

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW PROTOCOLS

This section of JBI Evidence Synthesis includes systematic review protocols published prior to the conduct of a systematic review using the JBI methodologies. Eligible protocols are also available in the PROSPERO database (http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/).​

EDITORIALS, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, RESEARCH AND DISCUSSION PAPERS

The journal publishes editorials, letters to the editor, as well as original applied research and discussion papers examining synthesis methods and the use of evidence in healthcare by invitation or pre-submission inquiry only. For more information please contact the editorial office at jbi.library@adelaide.edu.au.

ERRATA POLICY

JBI Evidence Synthesis 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

JBI Evidence Synthesis is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and adheres to the principles set out in the Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers. The journal also follows guidance developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).
JBI Evidence Synthesis is committed to peer review and/or editorial oversight of all published content. JBI Evidence Synthesis also provides comprehensive guidelines for peer reviewers of protocols and systematic reviews. Further information on the journal’s peer review process can be found here.