Helping editors, peer reviewers and authors improve the clarity, completeness and transparency of reporting health research

BMC Med. 2008 Jun 16;6:13. doi: 10.1186/1741-7015-6-13.


Inadequate reporting is problematic for several reasons. If authors do not provide sufficient details concerning the conduct of their study, readers are left with an incomplete picture of what was done. As such, they are not able to judge the merits of the results and interpret them. The EQUATOR Network is a new initiative aimed at improving the clarity and transparency of reporting health research.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Editorial Policies
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Peer Review, Research / standards
  • Publishing / standards*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Research Design / standards*