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|Reporting guideline provided for?
(i.e. exactly what the authors state in the paper)
|Qualitative research reviews|
|Full bibliographic reference||The RATS guidelines modified for SpringerOpen are copyright Jocalyn Clark, BMJ. They can be found in Clark JP: How to peer review a qualitative manuscript. In Peer Review in Health Sciences. Second edition. Edited by Godlee F, Jefferson T. London: BMJ Books; 2003:219-235.|
|Reporting guideline website URL||http://www.springeropen.com/authors/rats|
|Reporting guideline acronym||RATS|
|Study design||Qualitative research|
|Applies to the whole report or to individual sections of the report?||Whole report|
|Record last updated on||November 30, 2015|
|Diagnostic / prognostic studies||STARD||TRIPOD|
|Quality improvement studies||SQUIRE|
|Animal pre-clinical studies||ARRIVE|
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