Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research

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Guidance developed by editorial groups

The following guidelines relating to publication of health research were developed by influential editorial groups.

The American Psychological Association (APA) Working Group on Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS Group)
Reporting Standards for Research in Psychology: Why Do We Need Them? What Might They Be? American Psychologist 2008 Vol. 63, No. 9, 839–851

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
COPE Guidelines (including General Guidelines, Guidelines for Editors, Guidelines for Peer Reviewers and Guidelines for Authors)

Council of Science Editors (CSE)
CSE’s White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications

Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors
Manual for Editors of Health Science Journals

European Association of Science Editors (EASE)
EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English (Updated  for 2018)

Forum for African Medical Editors (FAME)
FAME Editorial Guidelines

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (ICMJE Recommendations). Updated December 2017
[formerly Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication]

World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)
Resources and policy statements

Translations

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Our full catalogue of reporting guidelines is available to download as a PDF: Reporting Guideline Catalogue May 2014.