Journals Library

Reporting guidelines

Please refer to the Report Types and Forms sections for specific guidance relating to reporting guidelines and checklists for the most common types of report submitted to the Journals Library.

If you are reporting on a different kind of study to those included, a comprehensive list of available reporting guidelines, listed by study type, can be found on the EQUATOR Network websiteLink open in a new window. The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve reliability and value of research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of research studies.

If your research is related to service improvements, you might find it useful to refer to the Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) guidelinesLink open in a new window. These guidelines provide a framework for reporting new knowledge about how to improve healthcare.

To improve the completeness of reporting, and ultimately the replicability, of interventions, an international group of experts and stakeholders has developed the Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR) checklist and guide.  The NIHR Journals Library supports the principles of the TIDieR checklist and expects authors to provide descriptions of interventions that would enable others to replicate their work or implement the intervention. Particular attention should be paid to the descriptions of Control Groups, Patient Information and physical information (e.g. descriptions of prescribed treatments).