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Table 3 “Instructions to authors” of journals that endorsed STRICTA

From: STRICTA: is it time to do more?

Journal Mention of STRICTA Specific requirement of STRICTA (quote) STRICTA website link Appropriate reference Mention of EQUATOR Other reporting guidelines
Acupuncture in Medicine Yes All acupuncture treatment should be described according to the current STRICTA recommendations No, but hyperlink to the STRICTA checklist Yes Yes CONSORT, PRISMA, MOOSE, STROBE, STARD, SQUIRE
Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Yes The reporting of acupuncture treatment needs to follow STRICTA guidelines Yes, but inaccessible URL NR No CONSORT, QUOROM
Deutsche Zeitschrift für Akupunktur/German Journal of Acupuncture and Related Techniques Yes For better reporting of acupuncture trial interventions, please adhere to STRICTA Yes NR No No
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Yes For controlled trials of acupuncture, use our preferred reporting criteria based on the STRICTA guidelines Yes No (Inappropriate Title) No CONSORT
Journal of Integrative Medicine No NR No NR No CONSORT, PRISMA
Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine Yes All acupuncture treatment should be described according to the current STRICTA recommendations Yes Yes No CONSORT, PRISMA
Korean Journal of Acupuncture No NR No NR No No
Medical Acupuncture Yes All papers must adhere to the new STRICTA 2010 requirements Yes NR No No
PLoS Medicine No NR No NR Yes CONSORT, PRISMA, STARD, STROBE, MIAME, MIBBI, ARRIVE
  1. NA: not reported
  2. STRICTA: Standards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture; EQUATOR: Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Research; CONSORT: Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials; PRISMA: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses; MOOSE: Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology; STROBE: Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology; STARD: Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy; SQUIRE: Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence; QUOROM: Quality of Reporting of Meta-analyses; MIAME: Minimum Information About a Microarray Experiment; MIBBI: Minimum Information for Biological and Biomedical Investigations; ARRIVE: Animal Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments