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Reporting Guidelines

Authors are strongly encouraged to refer to the scientific reporting guidelines for health research, hosted by the EQUATOR Network (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research).

Authors should adhere to these scientific reporting guidelines when drafting their manuscript. Separate guidelines are available for each study design and topic under study. Although JPMA has not made the submission of these checklists mandatory, doing so will aid in the processing of the manuscripts. A quick overview of the most commonly used study design methods are listed below. If you are not sure which guideline to use, use the new tool developed by EQUATOR Network and Penelope Research to guide the authors.

Study Design Checklist Website
Observational Studies in Epidemiology(cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies) STROBE
Case Reports
Infection Control Intervention Studies ORION
Tumour Marker Prognostic Studies REMARK
Genetic Association Studies STREGA
Randomised Control Trials CONSORT
Non-Randomised Controlled Trials TREND
Diagnostic Accuracy Studies STARD
Reliability and Agreement Studies GRRAS
Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses PRISMA
Study Protocols SPIRIT
Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies MOOSE
Qualitative Research Studies SRQR
Qualitative Research (focus groups and interviews) COREQ
Quality Improvement Studies SQUIRE
Multivariate Prediction Models TRIPOD

Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association has agreed to receive and publish manuscripts in accordance with the principles of the following committees: