Systematic reviews

Writing the review for publication

Once you are ready to publish your systematic review, you need to consider several factors before dissemination. The University of Ottawa has a scholarly communications page that can help you navigate these factors such as how to make your systematic review open access, including open access policies that coincide with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy (NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC).

uO Research is University of Ottawa's digital repository for research and teaching materials created by the university community and its affiliated partners. It provides open and permanent access to uOttawa scholarship thereby ensuring its wide dissemination and increased visibility online, including meeting the requirements for the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy

If you choose to publish your systematic review in an open access journal, financial support is available. The University of Ottawa Library offers financial support for open access publishing in three ways:

  • Through discounts arranged with publishers
  • Through library shared financial support
  • Through direct library support for new models of open access publishing

As a final double check to ensure that your systematic review has met all the criteria for publication, you should consult the PRISMA statement, ensuring that the checklist and flowchart have all been filled out appropriately. 

Disseminating the review

When considering a publication venue (such as a journal) for your systematic review, there are a few factors that you may want to consider. 

There are many journals in which you can publish your systematic review, depending on your research topic. Here is a list by discipline (not exhaustive):

Social Sciences


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