Royal Society Open Science Registered Reports Reporting GuidelineResults-Blind Review & Registered Reports

The Royal Society Open Science is a fast, open journal publishing high quality research across all of science, engineering and mathematics. A Registered Report (RR) is a form of journal article in which methods and proposed analyses are pre-registered and peer-reviewed prior to research being conducted (stage 1). High quality protocols are then provisionally accepted for publication before data collection commences. The format is open to attempts of replication as well as novel studies. Once the study is completed, the author will finish the article including results and discussion sections (stage 2). This will be appraised by the reviewers, and provided necessary conditions are met, will be published.

PRISMA InterdisciplinaryMeta-AnalysisReporting Guideline

PRISMA is an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. PRISMA focuses on the reporting of reviews evaluating randomized trials, but can also be used as a basis for reporting systematic reviews of other types of research, particularly evaluations of interventions.

 

Accountable Replications Policy “Pottery Barn” Blogs & PodcastsData VisualizationPsychologyReplicationsReporting GuidelineResults-Blind Review & Registered Reports

The Accountable Replication Policy commits the Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience section of Royal Society Open Science to publishing replications of studies previously published within the journal. Authors can either submit a replication study that is already completed or a proposal to replicate a previous study. To ensure that the review process is unbiased by the results, submissions will be reviewed with existing results initially redacted (where applicable), or in the case of study proposals, before the results exist. Submissions that report close, clear and valid replications of the original methodology will be offered in principle acceptance, which virtually guarantees publication of the replication regardless of the study outcome.

 

TOP Guidelines Reporting Guideline

Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines are a set eight modular transparency standards for academic journals, each with three levels of increasing stringency. Journals select which of the eight transparency standards they wish to adopt for their journal, and select a level of implementation for the selected standards. These features provide flexibility for adoption depending on disciplinary variation, but simultaneously establish community standards.

EQUATOR Network Reporting Guideline

The EQUATOR Network is an organization that tracks reporting guidelines across numerous types of studies. They currently have suggestions for over 275 guidelines depending on what type of research you are engaged in.

STROBE Statement EpidemiologyReporting Guideline

The STROBE Statement is a reporting guideline written for observational studies in epidemiology. It incorporates a checklist of 22 items considered essential for observational study reporting.

CONSORT Statement Reporting Guideline

The 2010 CONSORT Statement is a widely adopted set of recommendations for randomized trial reporting. It includes a concise reporting checklist for researchers to follow, and has been published in the British Medical Journal, the Lancet, and PLoS Medicine.

Standardized Disclosure Peer Review Reporting Guideline

A standard statement developed for peer review in psychology.

“I request that the authors add a statement to the paper confirming whether, for all experiments, they have reported all measures, conditions, data exclusions, and how they determined their sample sizes. The authors should, of course, add any additional text to ensure the statement is accurate. This is the standard reviewer disclosure request endorsed by the Center for Open Science [see http://osf.io/project/hadz3]. I include it in every review.”

Blog discussion of the statement: here and here.