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


Danielle Pollock

Micah D.J. Peters

Hanan Khalil

Patricia McInerney

Lyndsay Alexander

Andrea C. Tricco

Professor of Evidence Based Healthcare

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 a member who is 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 can be extracted (and what should not), how to analyse extracted data including an explanation of basic qualitative content analysis, and to offer suggestions for the presentation of results in scoping reviews.


Pollock, D., Peters, M. D., Khalil, H., McInerney, P., Alexander, L., Tricco, A. C., …Munn, Z. (2023). Recommendations for the extraction, analysis, and presentation of results in scoping reviews. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 21(3), 520-532.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 22, 2022
Online Publication Date Sep 8, 2022
Publication Date 2023-03
Deposit Date Jun 24, 2022
Publicly Available Date Sep 9, 2023
Journal JBI Evidence Synthesis
Electronic ISSN 2689-8381
Publisher Wolters Kluwer
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 3
Pages 520-532
Keywords General Nursing
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