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Does Your Manuscript/Thesis Contain the Elements that Editors and Reviewers Look For?

Journals and professional associations often provide detailed guidance about what they look for.

The links below give current examples from many fields of TTU research.

If you would like help finding guidance specific to your field, contact Alice Young, associate vice president for research, research integrity.

American Educational Research Association
AERA guidance:
  • Social sciences: Standards for Reporting on Empirical Social Science Research in AERA Publications
  • Humanities: Standards for Reporting on Humanities-Oriented Research in AERA Publications
Nature guidance for reporting experimental methods in the life sciences (May 2013) ARRIVE Guidelines for reporting animal research

Guidelines for reporting biomarker studies

BRISQ guidelines for biospecimen reporting

Nature Chemistry guidelines for reporting chemical compound characterization

CONSORT guidelines for reporting of randomized controlled trials (RCTs)

EQUATOR library of guidelines for reporting health research. Recent entries include:
  • SAMPL guidance about reporting your statistical methods and results
  • PRISMA guidance about systematic reviews and meta analyses: Full Record | Checklist | Flow Diagram