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Rapid Reviews

Registering and publishing protocols

It is a good idea to register the protocol in a publicly accessible way as this will also help avoid other people starting a review on the same topic.

Protocol registry sites

Journals publishing protocols

Below are some examples of journals that publish protocols.

To find more journals that publish protocols, search databases such as One Search or Scopus for your broad research field anywhere in the record and the words systematic and review and protocol in the title of the article. From the results screen, view the filter for Journal or Source Title to see which journals have published systematic review protocols.

Also visit journal websites in your field to check the aims, scope and author guidelines to find more.

Publishing your review

Below are a few examples of journals that publish systematic and similar types of reviews. Many research journals also publish different types of reviews.

To find more journals check the aims, scope and author guidelines for journals you wish to publish in or conduct a search of the journal to see if they include articles of that type.

When considering publishing your review also consider more general aspects of publishing your work, such as your publishing strategy and choice of sources to publish in. The link below to the JCU Library guide on publishing provides more general guidance on publishing your research

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