Trials' 10th anniversary
In 2006, the journal Current Controlled Trials in Cardiovascular Medicine relaunched as the one we know today, Trials, with the original Editor-in-Chief line-up of Douglas G Altman, Curt D Furberg, Jeremy M Grimshaw and Peter M Rothwell.
Since then, Trials has been experimenting with, and refining, innovative approaches to improving communication about trials. The journal was a leader in the field at establishing the publication of study protocols for randomized controlled trials, and has been integral as a platform to trialists, clinicians and researchers in sharing developments in the design, conduct and reporting of trials. Both the Editors and staff of Trials are excited to see what the next 10 years will bring.
To coincide with Trials’ 10th anniversary and publication of its 3000th article, we are looking back and celebrating 10 years of Trials.
Trials has also put together a collection of articles, Ten years of Trials, reflecting on the last ten years and looking forward at what the next ten years might hold for the field.
Check out the most cited articles in Trials
Practical methods for incorporating summary time-to-event data into meta-analysis
Jayne F Tierney, Lesley A Stewart, Davina Ghersi, Sarah Burdett and Matthew R Sydes
Published in June 2007, this article has been cited over 920 times.
What influences recruitment to randomised controlled trials? A review of trials funded by two UK funding agencies
Alison M McDonald, Rosemary C Knight, Marion K Campbell, Vikki A Entwistle, Adrian M Grant, Jonathan A Cook, Diana R Elbourne, David Francis, Jo Garcia, Ian Roberts and Claire Snowdon
Published in April 2006, this Research article has been cited over 210 times.
CONSORT 2010 Statement: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomised trials
Kenneth F Schulz, Douglas G Altman, David Moher and the CONSORT Group
Published in March 2010, this article has been cited over 190 times.
Recap on the most accessed articles in Trials
Through the looking glass: understanding non-inferiority
Jennifer Schumi and Janet T Wittes
Published in May 2011, this Review has received over 90,000 accesses.
Managing clinical trials
Barbara Farrell, Sara Kenyon and Haleema Shakur
Published in July 2010, this Review has received over 80,000 accesses.
From protocol to published report: a study of consistency in the reporting of academic drug trials
Louise Berendt, Torbjörn Callréus, Lene Grejs Petersen, Karin Friis Bach, Henrik Enghusen Poulsen and Kim Dalhoff
Published in February 2016, this Research article has received over 25,000 accesses.
Annual Journal Metrics
135 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
113 days to first decision for all manuscripts
196 days from submission to acceptance
31 days from acceptance to publication
2.067 - 2-year Impact Factor
2.343 - 5-year Impact Factor
0.819 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.291 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
6,653 Altmetric mentions