Author Guidelines Ethical Standards

International Diabetes Nursing

Ethical standards and guidelines, and reporting of scientific results

International Diabetes Nursing strives for the highest ethical standards in editorial and publishing conduct. The publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is based on the Core Practices (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2017 and agrees with the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, 2019, and the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (seventh edition, 2020

Studies in patients or volunteers must be carried out in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects (World Medical Association,

Reporting scientific results

The appropriate reporting checklist must completed in accordance with the Equator Network for the best reporting of scientific results and submitted as a supplementary file. 

  • CONSORT for reports of randomised trials and cluster randomised trials
  • TREND for non-randomised controlled trials
  • PRISMA for systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • STROBE for observational research
  • COREQ for qualitative studies
  • SQUIRE for quality improvement
  • TRIPOD for prediction model development and/or validation
  • CHEERS for economic evaluations
  • SPIRIT for study protocols
  • AGREE for clinical practice guidelines