In their August editorial, the PLOS Medicine Editors announce a new Reporting Guidelines Collection ahead of the Seventh International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication, held in Chicago from September 8 to 10, 2013.
This open access collection features some of the many resources available to facilitate the reporting for various study designs, such as guidelines for the reporting of randomized clinical trials (CONSORT), systematic reviews and meta-analyses (PRISMA), epidemiological studies (STROBE), and in vivo animal research (ARRIVE). While a more comprehensive library of reporting guidelines and educational materials can be found at the EQUATOR Network website, the Reporting Guidelines Collection also includes commentary and research on the link between the use of reporting guidelines and the quality of research reporting.
Guidelines and checklists for reporting scientific studies are not just tick box exercises; they help improve the transparency and presentation of studies, and therefore have the potential to improve the impact and implementation of scientific research.
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