Table 1

Recommendations provided in author instructions of Open Access (OA) pediatric journals

Recommendation

Geographical location of editorial office No. (% of column total)

Category of publisher No. (% of column total)


All journals

N = 41

Africa

N = 1

Australasia

N = 11

Europe

South America

N = 9

North America

N = 6

OA Publishing House

N = 13

Other publisher

N = 14

Professional organization

N = 14


without UK N = 11

UK N = 3


ICMJE Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts

27 (65.9)

1 (100)

7 (63.6)

7 (63.6)

3 (100)

7 (77.8)

2 (33.3)

10 (77.0)

8 (57.1)

9 (66.3)


Trial registration

13 (31.7)

1 (100)

3 (27.3)

2 (18.2)

3 (100)

3 (33.3)

1 (16.7)

8 (61.5)

1 (7.1)

4 (28.6)


Conflict of interest

26 (63.4)

1 (100)

7 (63.6)

6 (54.5)

3 (100)

6 (66.7)

3 (50)

13 (100)

6 (42.9)

7 (50.0)


CONSORT

12 (29.3)

1 (100)

5 (45.5)

1 (9.1)

3 (100)

1 (11.1)

1 (16.7)

9 (69.2)

0 (0)

3 (21.4)


STROBE

3 (7.3)

1 (100)

2 (18.2)

0 (0)

0 (0)

0 (0)

0 (0)

2 (15.4)

0 (0)

1 (7.1)


STARD

8 (19.5)

1 (100)

3 (27.3)

1 (9.1)

3 (100)

0 (0)

0 (0)

7 (53.8)

0 (0)

1 (7.1)


MOOSE

8 (19.5)

1 (100)

3 (27.3)

1 (9.1)

3 (100)

0 (0)

0 (0)

7 (53.8)

0 (0)

1 (7.1)


PRISMA (QUOROM)

8 (19.5)

1 (100)

3 (27.3)

1 (9.1)

3 (100)

0 (0)

0 (0)

7 (53.8)

0 (0)

1 (7.1)


EQUATOR

4 (9.8)

0 (0)

1 (9.1)

0 (0)

3 (100)

0 (0)

0 (0)

4 (30.8)

0 (0)

0 (0)


ICMJE - International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, CONSORT - Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials, STROBE - Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology, STARD - Standards of Reporting Diagnostic Accuracy, MOOSE - Meta-analysis of observational studies in epidemiology, PRISMA - Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses, EQUATOR - Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Research

Meerpohl et al. BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:27   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-11-27

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