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Guidelines for Structuring Articles

Click here to access the following industry-standard guidelines

  • CARE – For case reports
  • CONSORT – For randomized controlled trials
  • PRISMA – For systematic reviews
  • SQUIRE– For quality improvement reporting
  • STARD – For diagnostic research papers
  • STROBE – For observational studies

Additional Guidelines

Click here to access the following industry-standard guidelines

  • COREQ – Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research (a 32-item checklist for interviews and focus groups)
  • ENTREQ – Enhancing Transparency in Reporting the Synthesis of Qualitative Research
  • SAMPL – Basic Statistical Reporting for Articles Published in Biomedical Journals
  • SPIRIT 2013 – Standard protocol items for clinical trials

Writing Style Guide

(available only if you’re on the Ochsner network)

Free Plagiarism Checkers

  • Viper – Online application
  • Dupli Checker– Online application with a 1,500-word limit per search
  • PaperRater – Online application that combines grammar and plagiarism checking

Royalty-Free Images

The following sites have graphics you can use freely without permission.Most imageshave no copyright restrictions.

Ochsner Journal

Ochsner’s Publishing Services group produces the Ochsner Journal, a quarterly peer-reviewed medical journal that is indexed at PubMed Central.

Go to Ochsner Journal