JBI Evidence Synthesis

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March 2023 - Volume 21 - Issue 3

  • Edoardo Aromataris, PhD
  • 2689-8381
  • Monthly


Welcome to Methodology Month! This special issue of JBI Evidence Synthesis focuses on methodological guidance for conducting systematic and scoping reviews. We are especially pleased to introduce our first article series, which centers on risk of bias. In our opening editorial, Editor in Chief Edoardo Aromataris discusses the importance of assessing risk of bias in studies, and provides an overview of what readers can expect in articles in the series.

Notably, this issue introduces JBI's revised risk of bias tool for the assessment of randomized controlled trials. Papers in the issue explain JBI's vision for assessing risk of bias of studies in systematic reviews; clarify the change in terminology used for assessing methodology quality; and provide an overview of the methods and development process of the revised tools.

Readers will be especially interested in JBI's recommendations for extracting, analyzing, and presenting results in scoping reviews. As scoping reviews continue to be a popular methodology in our journal, it is important for reviewers to understand how to present their results in a clear and useful way. As an example, a scoping review in this issue searched the literature to identify examples of the application of statistical shape modeling to the human hip joint; the authors created several excellent tables and figures to accompany their narrative results.

We encourage you to explore the full table of contents​ of this special issue, which also includes several protocols for upcoming methodology-related projects.

Mara Lambert, BA, ELS

Managing Editor

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Recommendations for the extraction, analysis, and presentation of results in scoping reviews

Pollock, Danielle; Peters, Micah D.J.; Khalil, Hanan; More

JBI Evidence Synthesis. 21(3):520-532, March 2023.