Guidelines for Research and Publications in Homoeopathy: An Overview

Guidelines for Research and Publications in Homoeopathy: An Overview

(Advancements in Homeopathic Research, Vol. 6 No.4, November 2021-February 2022, Date of Publication 2021/11/1, Pages no. 48-54)

Arun Kumar1*, Chaturbhuja Nayak2
1Medical Officer Incharge, State Homoeopathic Dispensary, Hedepakadiya, Ambedkar Nagar,
Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Former Director General, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, India & President, Homoeopathy University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Address for correspondence:
Dr. Arun Kumar
Pink Building, Civil line Chowk, Akbarpur,
Ambedkar Nagar- 224122, Uttar Pradesh, India

Conducting scientific and evidence-based researches and their reporting requires a set of standard guidelines so that there can be standard set of guidelines for conducting the researches and uniformity in reporting various research studies.Improperly conducted studies and poor quality publications thereon may raise questions regarding reliability of studies and their results. A wide range of standard guidelines are available according to different types of studies. Here, we present an overview of guidelines most frequently used for different study designs. Journal sexpect the authors to follow these guidelines which help in evaluation of articles by editors, reviewers, other researchers and readers as well. The reliable and authentic sources for reporting guidelines are the EQUATOR Network and the NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.

Keywords: Research studies,scientific publications, Homoeopathy,Guidelines, CONSORT, Red Hot, STROBE, PRISMA, SPIRIT, STARD, CARE, HOMCASE, SRQR, ARRIVE, SQUIRE, CHEERS, REHBAR