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November 2015

The number of reporting checklists (such as CONSORT for clinical trials, STROBE for observational studies, PRISMA for systematic reviews, STARD for diagnostic accuracy studies, and many more) are proliferating as part of an effort to improve research quality and reduce waste associated with unclear or incomplete reporting. PLOS Medicine has published and supported several checklist-based reporting guidelines that have become widely used, and in some cases required by journals as supporting information in submitted manuscripts.

In light of the expanding number of research reporting guidelines available and recent research and technology development, the PLOS Medicine Editors reflect on the future of research reporting checklists in this month's Editorial.

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Health in Action

Shortening Turnaround Times for Newborn HIV Testing in Rural Tanzania: A Report from the Field

Sabina Manumbu, Luke R. Smart, Anna Mwale, Kedar S. Mate, Jennifer A. Downs

The First Use of the Global Oral Cholera Vaccine Emergency Stockpile: Lessons from South Sudan

Abdinasir Abubakar, Andrew S. Azman, John Rumunu, Iza Ciglenecki, Trina Helderman, Haley West, Justin Lessler, David A. Sack, Stephen Martin, William Perea, Dominique Legros, Francisco J. Luquero

Policy Forum

Care that Matters: Quality Measurement and Health Care

Barry G. Saver, Stephen A. Martin, Ronald N. Adler, Lucy M. Candib, Konstantinos E. Deligiannidis, Jeremy Golding, Daniel J. Mullin, Michele Roberts, Stefan Topolski

Research Articles

Mass HIV Treatment and Sex Disparities in Life Expectancy: Demographic Surveillance in Rural South Africa

Jacob Bor, Sydney Rosen, Natsayi Chimbindi, Noah Haber, Kobus Herbst, Tinofa Mutevedzi, Frank Tanser, Deenan Pillay, Till Bärnighausen

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