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Table 1 Journals’ Instructions to Authors regarding reporting of randomised trials and/or interventions

From: Reporting of interventions in randomised trials: an audit of journal Instructions to Authors

Content of journals’ Instructions to Authors of randomised trials Leading general medical journals (n = 6) Core collection journals (n = 50) Non-core collection journals (n = 50) Total (n = 106)
Use CONSORT statement 6 (100) 21 (42) 35 (70) 62 (58)
Use the appropriate CONSORT extension statement 5 (83) 1 (2) 0 (0) 6 (6)
Specific mention about reporting of interventions 3 (50) 5 (10) 7 (14) 15 (14)
A statement that ‘methods should be described in a way that enables reproduction of findings’ 2 (33) 10 (20) 7 (14) 19 (18)
No specific instructions about the reporting of interventions or randomised trials 0 19 (38) 12 (24) 31 (29)
  1. Results are presented as numbers (percentages). CONSORT, Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials.