A Scoping Review is a type of evidence synthesis that aims to identify and map the evidence available on a particular topic. Scoping reviews can analyze what types of evidence (research trials, case reports, etc.) exist and are available to answer a question, clarify key concepts on a question or topic, identify knowledge gaps in research, and more.
It’s important to know that a scoping review is:
• A type of evidence synthesis that is held to rigorous standards, although it is not research.
• Requires a team authors (it can’t be done alone).
• Should involve the creation of and adherence to a protocol
• Should follow methodological guidance on conducting scoping reviews found in the field
• Should be reported in the literature according to established reporting guidelines
JBI leads in providing methods for scoping reviews, and in the provision of support for scoping review authors.
For guidance to conduct a scoping review, go to Chapter 11 in the JBI Manual for Evidence Synthesis at synthesismanual.jbi.global
For more resources go to jbi.global/scoping-review-network