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Update on the endorsement of CONSORT by high impact factor journals: a survey of journal “Instructions to Authors” in 2014

Background The CONsolidated Standards Of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) Statement provides a minimum standard set of items to be reported in published clinical trials; it has received widespread recognition within the biomedical publishing community. This research aims to provide an update on the endorsement of CONSORT by high impact medical journals. Methods We performed a ...

Rhodiola Rosea for Mental and Physical Fatigue in Nursing Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Background Fatigue is one of many unintended consequences of shift work in the nursing profession. Natural health products (NHPs) for fatigue are becoming an increasingly popular topic of clinical study; one such NHP is Rhodiola rosea. A well-designed, rigorously conducted randomized controlled trial is required before therapeutic claims for this product can be made. Objective To ...

A scoping review of competencies for scientific editors of biomedical journals

Background Biomedical journals are the main route for disseminating the results of health-related research. Despite this, their editors operate largely without formal training or certification. To our knowledge, no body of literature systematically identifying core competencies for scientific editors of biomedical journals exists. Therefore, we aimed to conduct a scoping review to ...

Preferred reporting items for systematic review and meta-analysis protocols (PRISMA-P) 2015 statement

(London, UK); Margaret Sampson, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (Ottawa; Canada); Holger Schünemann, McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada); Larissa Shamseer, Clinical Epidemiology Program, OHRI, and

Improving the reporting and usability of research studies

Biomedical research and development is a multi-billion dollar industry that is failing to produce high-quality usable reports of research methods and findings. Poor reporting of research is serious, leading to a waste of investment in research, resources, and especially in data from patients participating in research who assume they are making useful contributions to health-care ...

Does use of the CONSORT Statement impact the completeness of reporting of randomised controlled trials published in medical journals? A Cochrane reviewa

Background The Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) Statement is intended to facilitate better reporting of randomised clinical trials (RCTs). A systematic review recently published in the Cochrane Library assesses whether journal endorsement of CONSORT impacts the completeness of reporting of RCTs; those findings are summarised here. Methods Evaluations assessing ...

Does journal endorsement of reporting guidelines influence the completeness of reporting of health research? A systematic review protocol

BackgroundReporting of health research is often inadequate and incomplete. Complete and transparent reporting is imperative to enable readers to assess the validity of research findings for use in healthcare and policy decision-making. To this end, many guidelines, aimed at improving the quality of health research reports, have been developed for reporting a variety of research ...