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Information for Authors - Research and Reporting Methods

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Research and Reporting Methods

Articles related to research methods or reporting standards. [Peer reviewed]

Abstract

≤ 275 words
Abstract format and word limits depend on the content of the article. If article is a narrative overview, the abstract should be unstructured. If article presents original research or a systematic review, follow those guidelines for structured abstract.

Text

3500 (excludes references), note that if accepted for publication the editors may request shortening even if manuscript falls below this limit
Note: Research and Reporting Methods articles that present original data (e.g., original research or systematic reviews/meta-analyses) should follow our guidance for the pertinent article type.

References

75 or fewer bibliographic references

Tables/Figures

Aim to include no more than 4 tables or figures (combined) within the body of the manuscript. Additional tables and figures can be included as appendix material.

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