Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research
To help editors with selecting appropriate reporting guidelines to improve the accuracy and completeness of the research they publish, the EQUATOR Network has prepared a brief outline of the steps and issues editors might consider when introducing these guidelines into their journals:
The following guidance from our Library will be useful for developing or updating journals’ policies and instructions on research reporting:
Other useful resources:
Reporting guidelines are useful tools for strengthening the peer review process. Journals should encourage peer reviewers to use them when assessing the completeness of reporting (Hirst & Altman, PLoS One).
Some steps to consider are listed here:
Examples of resources provided by publishers and journals:
Also explore the EQUATOR Links section
If you are considering writing an editorial about the EQUATOR Network resources and activities you might find some of the EQUATOR publications useful.
We are committed to building a useful resource portal and would be grateful to hear from you about any other useful resources we might include here (please email Iveta Simera).
|Diagnostic / prognostic studies||STARD||TRIPOD|
|Quality improvement studies||SQUIRE|
|Animal pre-clinical studies||ARRIVE|