Research Journal Resources

Reporting scientific research is an essential component of the research and knowledge translation process (KT). Knowledge translation is facilitated when research is reported and communicated with sufficient depth and accuracy for readers to interpret, synthesize, and utilize the study findings.

The KTDRR has developed several Web-based resources to facilitate the production of NIDRR grantee research reports tailored to the search needs of evidence-based systematic reviewers. These Web resources are intended to facilitate the reporting of disability and rehabilitation research.

Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) created the Uniform Requirements primarily to help authors and editors in their mutual task of creating and distributing accurate, clear, easily accessible reports of biomedical studies.

The initial sections address the ethical principles related to the process of evaluating, improving, and publishing manuscripts in biomedical journals and the relationships between editors and authors, peer reviewers, and the media. The latter sections address the more technical aspects of preparing and submitting manuscripts. The guidelines for manuscript format are adhered to by more than 500 journals.

The Uniform Requirements can provide many other stakeholders—peer reviewers, publishers, the media, patients and their families, and general readers—with useful insights into the biomedical authoring and editing process.

Full text availability for the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals is available:

Manuscript style manuals

Style manuals are used to describe and illustrate the accepted formats and reference styles for reporting research. Typically, scientific journals recommend the use of a specific style manual, in addition to providing specific guidelines for authors. Commonly mentioned style guides include: