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Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Recommends Prospective Registration of Systematic Reviews

Published:September 24, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2020.09.371
      The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has taken a number of steps over the years to improve the quality of its articles, including mandatory use of reporting guidelines in 2014,
      • Chan L.
      • Heinemann A.W.
      • Roberts J.
      Elevating the quality of disability and rehabilitation research: mandatory use of the reporting guidelines.
      requiring a priori clinical trial registration in 2015,
      • Chan L.
      • Heinemann A.W.
      Clinical trial registration: the time has come.
      and increasing abstract word counts in 2019.
      • Heinemann A.W.
      • Chan L.
      • Hoenig H.M.
      Archives seeks to improve abstract reporting quality.
      The increasing number of systematic reviews (SRs) that Archives receives, reviews, and publishes highlights the need to promote openness in this area as well.
      • Nosek B.A.
      • Alter G.
      • Banks G.C.
      • et al.
      Scientific standards. Promoting an open research culture.
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