This section of the review report is reserved for the methods used to conduct the review and should be presented under the relevant subheadings (See Sections 11.3.7.1 - 11.3.7.4), including any deviations from the method outlined in the a priori protocol. A reference to the published protocol should be clearly included and cited in this section. In empty reviews for example, this section should not refer to methods that were not performed.

Directly below the Methods heading provide the following information:

  • State and appropriately cite the JBI methodology that was employed in the conduct of the review and synthesis.
  • Refer to and cite the a priori protocol that was published, or accepted for publication (e.g. ‘in press’), in the JBI Evidence Synthesis.

An example:

“The objectives, inclusion criteria and methods for this scoping review were specified in advance and documented in a protocol.” (citation)





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