JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports volume 14, issue 2, P1-4 2016 DOI: 10.11124/jbisrir-2016-2838 View full text
Micah D J Peters

Abstract: In no uncertain terms: the importance of a defined objective in scoping reviews Since publication of the first key paper outlining a clear methodological framework for the conduct of scoping studies (hereafter referred to as scoping reviews), 1 authors have sought to clearly distinguish the differences between scoping reviews and their more familiar cousins, literature reviews and systematic reviews. 2,3 In 2010, Danielle Levac and colleagues highlighted that despite the increasing popularity of scoping review…

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