Medicine® is excited to announce that we will now consider Study Protocols for publication to help improve the standard of medical research. Study protocols enable more information to be available on current studies, while promoting collaboration and helping to prevent unnecessary duplication of work. Medicine® will charge an article publishing fee (APC) of $1050 to publish a Study Protocol under the CCBY license. Study protocols will be published without peer review if the study receives ethics approval and the clinical trial is registered in an approved registry.
Study Protocols must abide by the following criteria in order to be considered for publication:
- Papers must be for proposed or ongoing research and dates must be included in the manuscript. Articles that report work previously completed will not be considered.
- Study protocols must have ethics approval (if applicable).
- All considerations must adhere to the following EQUATOR guidelines.
- Registration is mandatory for any clinical trial. Approved registries for clinical trials need to meet all of the ICMJE Clinical Trial Registration guidelines. Trial Registration numbers will need to be included in the abstract.
Study Protocols are fully-citable and will be available freely online. Publishing your Study Protocol in Medicine® does not commit you to submitting any additional or final publications of the study to the journal.
More information on study protocols can be found on the Study Protocol FAQ page.