STANDARDS OF REPORTING
The Authors are encouraged to use industry-recognized reporting guidelines in their studies, if applicable, to explain that all requirements for reporting have been adopted. Please visit Equator (www.equator-network.org) to find the most relevant reporting standards.
All authors must strictly follow the reporting guidelines below for preparing the study for publication.
- CONSORT: All randomized clinical trials must include a flow diagram and authors should provide a completed randomized trial checklist (see CONSORT Flow Diagram and Checklist;( www.consort-statement.org)and a trial protocol. For further details, please visit complete guidelines at: http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/publishing-and-editorial-issues/clinical-trial-registration.html
- STARD and TRIPOD: Studies of diagnostic accuracy must be reported according to STARD guidelines; ( www.stard-statement.org) and TRIPOD guidelines; ( www.tripod-statement.org)
- STROBE: Observational studies (cohort, case-control, or cross-sectional designs) must be reported according to the STROBE statement, and should be submitted with their protocols; ( www.strobe-statement.org).
- CARE: Case report must be reported according to CARE guidelines; ( www.care-statement.org )
- COREQ: Qualitative research must be reported according to COREQ guidelines; ( academic.oup.com/intqhc/article/19/6/349/1791966)
- CHEERS: Economic evaluations must be reported according to CHEERS guidelines; ( www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f1049)
- STREGA: Genetic association studies must be reported according to STREGA guidelines; ( www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/strobe-strega/)
- PRISMA: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses must be reported according to PRISMA guidelines; ( www.prisma-statement.org)
- MOOSE: Meta-analyses of observational studies in epidemiology must be reported according to MOOSE guideline ( http://www.ijo.in/documents/14MOOSE_SS.pdf)
- EQUATOR: To find the reporting guidelines see ( www.equator-network.org )