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Research Analysis & Policy

Reporting Guidelines

Partnered Collections, Special Issues

Reporting guidelines are statements intended to advise authors reporting research methods and findings. They can be presented as a checklist, flow diagram or text, and describe what is required to give a clear and transparent account of a study's research and results. These guidelines are prepared through consideration of specific issues that may introduce bias, and are supported by the latest evidence in the field. The Reporting Guidelines Collection highlights articles published across PLOS journals and includes guidelines and guidance, commentary, and related research on guidelines. This collection features some of the many resources available to facilitate the rigorous reporting of scientific studies, and to improve the presentation and evaluation of published studies.

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Observational & Epidemiological Research
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Animal & Cell Models
General Guidance
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