|-||More than 200 biomedical journals encourage the use of the STARD statement in their instructions for authors.|
|-||The impact of the STARD statement on the quality of reporting of studies published in 12 major journals is evaluated. Smidt et al. examined the quality of reporting of 265 diagnostic accuracy studies, as measured by compliance with the STARD statement. Quality of reporting in major general and specialty journals has improved only slightly since the publication of the STARD statement. Smidt et al recommends that authors should include a flow diagram in their manuscript, to clarify their study design and patient flow (Smidt N, Rutjes AWS, Van der Windt DAWM, et al. The quality of diagnostic accuracy studies since the STARD statement: Has it improved? Neurology 2006;67(5):792-797).|
Nowadays, more than 50
biomedical journals encourage the use of the STARD statement in their instructions for authors.
|-||The International Committee of Medical Journals Editors (ICMJE) lists STARD as a resource in its Uniform Requirements for manuscripts submitted to Biomedical journals (www.icmje.org).|