The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is an international community of individuals and associations from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experiences in science communication and editing.

Reporting guidelines: a tool to increase the quality of health research published in your journal


Prof Doug Altman, Director, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, UK and Chair of the EQUATOR Network Steering Group

Dr Jason Roberts, Managing editor, Headache, US

Dr Iveta Simera, Head of Programme Development, EQUATOR Network, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, UK


Substantial evidence continues to demonstrate widespread, serious deficiencies in research publications. Journal editors have power to considerably improve the reporting quality of research papers they publish.

This session will summarise major deficiencies in health research publications, give an overview of available reporting guidelines to aid the completeness and transparency of research papers, and discuss practical aspects of implementation of these guidelines in journals.