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Rather than registering a protocol, you may opt to publish it in a journal. Protocols for systematic reviews are widely accepted for publication; a limited number of journals publish protocols for scoping reviews.
The advice for publishing systematic reviews also applies to publishing protocols. A journal that accepts systematic reviews may also accept protocols. Perhaps the journal's editors can suggest where to register/publish a protocol before submitting the review for publication.
PROSPERO is an international registery of systematic review protocols. The journal JBI Evidence Synthesis accepts systematic reviews and protocols.
See the links below for more ideas about where to submit. In addition, some subject-specific journals may publish protocols. You will need to check the scope and author information for relevant journals.
You have a few options when publishing a review:
- Find a subject-specific journal appropriate for the topic of the review that accepts reviews of the type you are conducting,
- Find a broadly-scoped journal in the areas of science, biomedical, or health science that accepts structured reviews
- Find a journal dedicated to systematic or other structured reviews
- Consider the articles in your review; any journal publishing articles relevant to your review are good candidates for your review.
Finding Journals for Publication
JANE: Journal Author Name Estimator
Enter the title and/or abstract of the paper in the box, and click on 'Find journals', 'Find authors' or 'Find Articles'. Jane will then compare your document to millions of documents in PubMed to find the best matching journals, authors or articles.
Enter your subject area and and review titles. You can sort by Citescore metrics, citation numbers, or minimum documents.