Scientific Reporting: Raising the Standards

Kenneth R. McLeroy, Whitney Garney, Evan Mayo-Wilson, Sean Grant

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This article is based on a presentation that was made at the 2014 annual meeting of the editorial board of Health Education & Behavior. The article addresses critical issues related to standards of scientific reporting in journals, including concerns about external and internal validity and reporting bias. It reviews current reporting guidelines, effects of adopting guidelines, and offers suggestions for improving reporting. The evidence about the effects of guideline adoption and implementation is briefly reviewed. Recommendations for adoption and implementation of appropriate guidelines, including considerations for journals, are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-508
Number of pages8
JournalHealth Education and Behavior
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016


  • dissemination and implementation
  • evaluation
  • measurement issues
  • reporting standards
  • research design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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