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Table 1 Mentioned in journals published 'Instructions to Authors'

From: Endorsement of the CONSORT Statement by high impact factor medical journals: a survey of journal editors and journal 'Instructions to Authors'

  N = 165 (%)
CONSORT Statement 62 (38%)
   Require 23
   Recommend 39
   Submit with checklist 17
Web address 46 *
2001 journal article 18
2001 exploratory article 1
Article citing 2001 article 2
1996 journal article (out-of-date) 6 **
Cluster extension 5 (3%)
   Require 3
   Recommend 2
Suitable reference 2
Harms extension 3 (2%)
   Require 2
   Recommend 1
Suitable reference 1
Herbal extension 2 (1%)
   Recommend 2
Suitable reference 2
Non-inferiority and equivalence extension 1 (1%)
   Recommend 1
Suitable reference 1
ICMJE 69 (42%)
Web address 48
Suitable reference (article > 2000) 3
Obsolete reference (article < 2000) 15
No reference 6
Trial registration 61 (37%)
   Require 44
   Recommend 17
Cites http://www.icmje.org 23
Cites http://www.clinicaltrials.gov 9
Cites WHO International Clinical Trial Registry Platform 4
Cites a combination of the above 10
  1. * Web address was misspelt (n = 2)
  2. ** Article citing the 1996 article (n = 1)