Journals Library

The NIHR Journals Library has a commitment to transparency.  Within the limitations of our closed review process we try to ensure that reviewers, editors, authors and readers know as much about the background of the research as possible.

Ensuring that our published research is open access is an important part of our commitment to transparency.  We are also transparent about what our editorial process entails and are responsible in our approach to editorial review. This ensures that the research published in our journals is trustworthy and of high-quality.  Our Information for Authors includes comprehensive information about the editorial process and we provide full details of the requirements for our peer reviewers.

We ask our authors to follow our guidance on publication ethics and support the use of a declaration of transparency (for further information please see the Equator website:

Readers of our journals are able to respond to published research through electronic letters to the editor.