Writing Standards and Guidelines
CONSORT: Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials
The CONSORT Statement is an evidence-based minimum set of recommendations for writing reports of randomized controlled trials.
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
This is a group of general medical journal editors that meets annually to establish and update manuscript requirements and ethical guidelines that are followed by peer-reviewed biomedical publications, including nursing journals. The guidelines and detailed explanations are available on the website.
SQUIRE 2.0: Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence
The Squire Guidelines were developed to ensure high quality reporting of quality improvement projects. The website provides authors with resources on the guidelines and on the writing process.
PRISMA: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
PRISMA are the accepted standards for writing up a systematic review. The website provides a checklist and flow diagram.