Text, References, Tables/Figures
Primary Guideline Reports: Annals is flexible with length,
reference, and other format requirements given the variability in the
format of guidelines developed by different organizations. However, if
guidelines are lengthy (>4000 words), we may require the production of an
executive summary document with the full document published as a
digital-only appendix. A concise table or concise graphic summarizing the
recommendations and other key points is desirable.
Guideline Synopses: Text of synopses include the following sections
Rationale, Guideline Focus, Target Population, Guideline Development Process,
Evidence Review and Grading, Comments and Modification, Clinical
Recommendations, Research Recommendations, Applicability and Implementation
Issues, and Summary. Guideline Group members followed by key references should
be listed at the end. For additional information on guideline synopses please
see: Laine C, Taichman D, Mulrow C. Trustworthy Clinical
Guidelines. Ann Intern Med. 2011; 154(11):774-775.