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Guidance for Reviewers

Please consider the following when peer-reviewing a manuscript for SJTREM:

Importance and originality
Is the question posed original, important and well defined?
What does the work add to what is already in the published literature?
How will this article help SJTREM readers make better decisions?

Scientific reliability
Is the study design appropriate to the question?
Are the participants adequately described, defined and representative of the intended population?
Are inclusion and exclusion criteria described?
Are the methods appropriate and well described?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the methods?
Is the main outcome measure clear?
Does the study follow the appropriate EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines?
                Randomised trials – CONSORT
                Observational studies – STROBE
                Systematic reviews – PRISMA
                Case reports – CARE
                Study Protocols – SPIRIT
                Animal pre-clinical studies - ARRIVE        
Are the data sound and well controlled?
Is the interpretation well balanced and supported by the data?
Are the title and abstract an accurate description of the work?
Are the references up to date and relevant?

Can the writing, organization, tables and figures be improved? 
Are there any ethical or competing interest issues you would like to raise?

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2017 Journal Metrics

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