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What key scientific quality indicators are you checking for in manuscripts?

April 6, 2021

We check for quality indicators in three areas.

Research: We check for signals of a research paper to differentiate between research and, for example, a commentary. We would expect a clear study objective, headers, and more for a high-quality research paper. 

Professionalism: We perform checks of the authorship, affiliation, ethical statement, and funders present in a manuscript.

Reproducibility: We know it’s not always possible to share data and code, but those are some of the critical indicators of reproducibility.

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