Reporting Guidelines

We endorses the use of reporting guidelines to improve the quality and transparency of research reporting. We encourage authors to adhere to relevant reporting guidelines when submitting their manuscripts.

The EQUATOR (Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Research) Network provides a comprehensive list of reporting guidelines for various study designs and research areas. Authors should consult the appropriate reporting guideline for their study and use it to guide the preparation of their manuscript.

Authors are encouraged to disclose the use of any reporting guideline during the submission process and to provide a completed checklist or flow diagram that demonstrates compliance with the guideline as a as a supplementary file with the submission.

We will evaluate the manuscript based on the quality and completeness of the reporting, as well as the scientific content. Failure to comply with relevant reporting guidelines may result in delays in the review process or rejection of the manuscript.

A list full of all of the reporting guidelines endorsed by the EQUATOR Network can be found on EQUATOR site. Some of the reporting guidelines for common study designs are:


Type of Study

Reporting guideline

Case reports


Observational studies


Randomised trials


Systematic reviews


Study protocols


Diagnostic/prognostic studies


Qualitative research