4. Ethical Standards

Reporting Guidelines

Transparency and Reproducibility

\u003Cp\u003ETo support the publication of transparent and reproducible research in scientific journals, you may be asked to use standard reporting guidelines specific to the nature of your research when preparing and submitting your manuscript.\u003C/p\u003E \u003Cp\u003E\u003Ca href="https://www.equator-network.org/about-us/what-is-a-reporting-guideline/" data-new-window="true" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"\u003EReporting guidelines\u003C/a\u003E, such as those from the Equator Network, are developed by experts in a field as a tool to help authors, editors, reviewers, and other stakeholders maintain minimum standards for the reporting in articles published in scientific journals in that field. They may include a checklist, flow chart, or structured text within the manuscript. \u003C/p\u003E \u003Cp\u003E\u003Ca href="https://www.equator-network.org/about-us/what-is-a-reporting-guideline/" data-new-window="true" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"\u003EReporting guidelines\u003C/a\u003E aim to ensure that articles can be\u003C/p\u003E \u003Cul\u003E \u003Cli\u003EUnderstood by a researcher\u003C/li\u003E \u003Cli\u003EReplicated by a researcher\u003C/li\u003E \u003Cli\u003EUsed by a doctor to make a clinical decision\u003C/li\u003E \u003Cli\u003EIncluded in a systematic review\u003C/li\u003E \u003C/ul\u003E