We hope that regular readers of JBI Evidence Synthesis associate the journal with high-quality, evidence-based research that adheres to best practice standards for conduct and reporting of systematic reviews. We are proud to promote the use of JBI's methodologies for evidence synthesis that, when appropriately applied to a research question, can be used to help inform health care policy and practice.
Conducting a systematic review, however, is no simple task. In this issue, we are pleased to present a comprehensive paper, 'Guidance to best tools and practices for systematic reviews,' that clearly defines the essential components of a systematic review and presents strategies and tools for developing a trustworthy review. To introduce the paper, our editor in chief and deputy editor in chief explain why this guidance is so important and how review authors should apply it to reduce confusion, improve the quality of the research, and increase trustworthiness of the results.
This issue includes a qualitative review about the experiences of women who have planned unassisted home births in high-resource countries, with an accompanying Best Practice Information Sheet. Also in this issue, a scoping review maps the existing research on followership in health care clinicians, while a second scoping review maps the interventions, factors, barriers, and facilitators for return to work in adults following a stroke.
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