B – Reporting of research studies in rheumatology

Marušić A, Gasparyan AY, Kitas GD. Promoting transparent and accurate reporting of research studies in rheumatology: endorsement of reporting guidelines in rheumatology journals. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 2013 (in press)
(doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2013.01.005)

Reporting guidelines promote accurate and transparent reporting of health research studies. To assess the endorsement of reporting guidelines in rheumatology journals, this article analyzed the best practices in most influential rheumatology journals. Results showed that only a third of the journals endorsed any reporting guideline, most commonly CONSORT. The journals should also get involved in developing and testing guidelines specific for rheumatology research.