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Table 2 Survey of journals editors' endorsement of the CONSORT Statement

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

  N = 64* (%)
Person completing survey  
   Editor in chief 18 (28%)
   Managing editor 17 (27%)
   Associate editor 7 (11%)
   Editor 4 (6%)
   Administrator 16 (25%)
   Other (director) 2 (3%)
Journal recommends authors comply with the CONSORT Statement 50/57 (88%)
   Not applicable 2/57 (3%)
Journal requires authors comply with the CONSORT Statement 35/56 (62%)
   Not applicable 2/56 (4%)
Journal mentions the CONSORT Statement in its 'Instructions to Authors' 47/58 (81%)
   Not applicable 2/58 (3%)
Journal incorporates the CONSORT Statement in its peer review process 22/53 (41%)
   Journal incorporates the CONSORT Statement in its editorial process 25/53 (47%)
  1. * Some responders did not complete all sections of the survey.