Wednesday, April 01, 2015

B - Declaration of transparency

Catalá-López F, Peiró S, Hutton B, et al. Declaration of transparency: promoting a more complete, honest and adequate publication of scientific articles. Revista Española de Salud Pública 2014;88(2):181-186
(doi: 10.4321/S1135-57272014000200001)

To prevent and detect inappropriate conduct in scientific research, the authors of this article suggest to include a "transparency declaration" from the correspondent author when submitting papers to a journal. It should report that the manuscript submitted is a complete, honest, accurate and transparent manner of the study being reported, that no important aspects have been omitted and that any discrepancies from the study as planned have been in the manuscript.