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

Pollock, Danielle; Peters, Micah D.J.; Khalil, Hanan; McInerney, Patricia; Alexander, Lyndsay; Tricco, Andrea C.; Evans, Catrin; Brandão de Moraes, Érica; Godfrey, Christina M.; Pieper, Dawid; Saran, Ashrita; Stern, Cindy; Munn, Zachary


Danielle Pollock

Micah D.J. Peters

Hanan Khalil

Patricia McInerney

Andrea C. Tricco

Catrin Evans

Érica Brandão de Moraes

Christina M. Godfrey

Dawid Pieper

Ashrita Saran

Cindy Stern

Zachary Munn


Scoping reviewers often face challenges in the extraction, analysis, and presentation of scoping review results. Using best-practice examples and drawing on the expertise of the JBI Scoping Review Methodology Group and an editor of a journal that publishes scoping reviews, this paper expands on existing JBI scoping review guidance. The aim of this article is to clarify the process of extracting data from different sources of evidence; discuss what data should be extracted (and what should not); outline how to analyze extracted data, including an explanation of basic qualitative content analysis; and offer suggestions for the presentation of results in scoping reviews.


POLLOCK, D., PETERS, M.D.J., KHALIL, H., MCINERNEY, P., ALEXANDER, L., TRICCO, A.C., EVANS, C., BRANDÃO DE MORAES, É., GODFREY, C.M., PIEPER, D., SARAN, A., STERN, C. and MUNN, Z. 2023. Recommendations for the extraction, analysis, and presentation of results in scoping reviews. JBI evidence synthesis [online], 21(3), pages 520-532. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 8, 2022
Online Publication Date Oct 14, 2022
Publication Date Mar 31, 2023
Deposit Date Nov 24, 2022
Publicly Available Date Oct 15, 2023
Journal JBI evidence synthesis
Print ISSN 2689-8381
Electronic ISSN 2689-8381
Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 3
Pages 520-532
Keywords Research methodology; Scoping reviews; JBI methodology
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