Reporting Guidelines

Authors are strongly encouraged to use appropriate reporting guidelines when preparing and submitting manuscripts, to maximize transparency and reproducibility. Editors and reviewers of Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry are also encouraged to use them in the review process. Completed checklists should be provided in the supplementary files on submission. This journal particularly encourages the use of:

CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) for clinical trials (including extensions)

STROBE (STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology) (including extensions)

STARD (STAndards for the Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy studies)

PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (including extensions)

ARRIVE (Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments) for in vivo animal studies

TREND (Transparent Reporting of Evaluations with Nonrandomized Designs) for reporting of nonrandomized controlled trials

CARE (Case report guidelines) for clinical case reports

STREGA (STrengthening the REporting of Genetic Association Studies)  for genetic studies

SRQR (Standards for reporting qualitative research: a synthesis of recommendations) for qualitative studies in dentistry and medicine

Statistical guidelines for contributors to medical journals for statistics

CHEERS guidelines for health economic evaluation studies

SAGER guidelines for sex and gender information

RECORD guidelines for observational routinely-collected health data

STARD guidelines for reporting diagnostic accuracy studies