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Transparent and accurate reporting increases reliability, utility, and impact of your research: reporting guidelines and the EQUATOR Network

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, April 2010
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1 blog
twitter
3 tweeters
wikipedia
5 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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335 Dimensions

Readers on

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238 Mendeley
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Title
Transparent and accurate reporting increases reliability, utility, and impact of your research: reporting guidelines and the EQUATOR Network
Published in
BMC Medicine, April 2010
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-8-24
Pubmed ID
Authors

Iveta Simera, David Moher, Allison Hirst, John Hoey, Kenneth F Schulz, Douglas G Altman

Abstract

Although current electronic methods of scientific publishing offer increased opportunities for publishing all research studies and describing them in sufficient detail, health research literature still suffers from many shortcomings. These shortcomings seriously undermine the value and utility of the literature and waste scarce resources invested in the research. In recent years there have been several positive steps aimed at improving this situation, such as a strengthening of journals' policies on research publication and the wide requirement to register clinical trials.The EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) Network is an international initiative set up to advance high quality reporting of health research studies; it promotes good reporting practices including the wider implementation of reporting guidelines. EQUATOR provides free online resources http://www.equator-network.org supported by education and training activities and assists in the development of robust reporting guidelines. This paper outlines EQUATOR's goals and activities and offers suggestions for organizations and individuals involved in health research on how to strengthen research reporting.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 225 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 42 18%
Researcher 39 16%
Student > Master 31 13%
Student > Bachelor 18 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 14 6%
Other 58 24%
Unknown 36 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 85 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 21 9%
Psychology 16 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 4%
Social Sciences 8 3%
Other 50 21%
Unknown 48 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 June 2020.
All research outputs
#2,353,492
of 22,705,019 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#1,523
of 3,406 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#8,861
of 95,591 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#6
of 12 outputs
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