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Table 3 Reporting guidelines mentioned in the instructions to authors of veterinary journals (n = 16)

From: A survey of the awareness, knowledge, policies and views of veterinary journal Editors-in-Chief on reporting guidelines for publication of research

Reporting guideline Number of journals* Percentage of respondents*
ARRIVE (research using laboratory animals) 4 25.0
CONSORT (randomised controlled trials/RCTs) 4 25.0
REFLECT (RCTs for livestock and food safety) 4 25.0
PRISMA (systematic reviews and meta-analyses) 3 18.8
STARD (diagnostic accuracy studies) 3 18.8
STROBE (observational studies) 3 18.8
ICMJE (Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals) 2 12.5
ORION (outbreak reports and intervention studies of nosocomial infection) 1 6.3
  1. *Numbers and percentages add up to more than 16 and 100% respectively because some journals referred to more than one reporting guideline.