Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research

Guidance developed by editorial groups

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

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)
Recommendations for Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications

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

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (ICMJE Recommendations). Updated May 2023
[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


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