On 7th March, we were delighted to welcome Dr Carolyn Tarrant from the University of Leicester to talk us through what journal editors look for.
During the session, she shared her top-tip to “peer-review” yourself prior to submitting your article to a journal. This way, you can recognise and address any areas for improvement yourself before the article goes through the real thing!
The Equator Network site in particular was recommended to self-review (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research). The site, which aims to improve the quality of health research reporting, has links to many reporting guidelines, which you can use as checklists in your self-critique.
To find relevant guidelines, you simply select your study type from the home page. The key guidelines will be shown in green at the top of the list, which makes it much easier to choose! You can then also limit results by your specific clinical area if you wish.
The library is always here to help if you find a guideline they haven’t already linked to – you can request the full-text through us for free.
Thank you, Carolyn, for highlighting this excellent resource.