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.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (ICMJE Recommendations). Updated August 2013
[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

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 Code of Conduct; Guidelines for Peer Reviewers; Guidelines for Retracting Articles; Ethical Editing for New Editors)

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

Forum for African Medical Editors (FAME)
FAME Editorial Guidelines

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 December 2015)

International Association of Veterinary Editors
Collection of publication guidelines


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