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The SQUIRE guidelines for reporting on quality improvement in healthcare were first introduced in 2008 and a revision (SQUIRE 2.0) was published in BMJ Quality & Safety in September of 2015. These guidelines set a publication standard outlining the essential components and structure of a solid report on quality improvement interventions. An auxiliary "Explanation and Elaboration" document provides in-depth examples and further guidance. Relevant for authors and editors.
SQUIRE receives support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in the USA and from The Health Foundation in the UK.
Keywords: healthcare quality, methodology, reporting, research, scholarly publication, standards
Provider: Committee on Publication Ethics
Descriptions: COPE is a forum for journal editors and publishers of peer-reviewed journals, facilitating discussion of all aspects of publication ethics. It also advises editors on handling cases of research and publication misconduct, providing open-access flowcharts that are useful guides to the steps for action in such cases. COPE also makes available its codes of conduct and best practices guidelines for journal publishers and editors, as well as the records of all cases that have been discussed by the committee since its inception in 1997. An open-access newsletter features a "case of the month" and reports news regarding ethical issues, including article retractions. There are downloadable presentations given at COPE seminars. Many of the materials publicly available on this site may well be of equal interest to authors. For those who join COPE, even more resources are available, including online learning opportunities.
Keywords: conflicts of interest, plagiarism, publication ethics, scholarly publishing, scientific misconduct, standards
Provider: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Contents: Abstracts, E-books, full text, index, proceedings, standards
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: IEEE Xplore contains full-text access to the technical literature of electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. Includes full text documents from IEEE's journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers) publications from 1988, with select content going back to 1952. The content comprises more than: 160 journals, 1,200 conference proceedings, 3,800 technical standards, 1,000 eBooks and 300 educational courses. Updated monthly.
Keywords: computer science, electrical engineering, information science, medical devices, standards