Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V12140672
Reporting guidelines can increase the quality of scientific research
The purpose of reporting guidelines is to increase the quality of research by increasing transparency and consistency. Mandatory use of guidelines is increasingly a requirement when submitting an article to biomedical scientific journals. This article briefly explains the contents of generic scientific guidelines from the Equator network and furthermore describes the guidelines being appropriate for different study types (randomized controlled studies, systematic reviews, observational studies, case reports, interview studies, synthesis of qualitative studies etc.) and how to easily locate them.