OAPL (UK) is joining the academic community by implementing this Transparency Declaration policy immediately (see below). “Lead Authors” submitting their “Research Work” to OAPL journals will be expected to accept this Transparency Declaration before being able to complete the submission process. The Lead Author (manuscript’s guarantor) is defined here (by OAPL UK) as the submitting author, first author and last (senior) author. Research work is defined here (by OAPL UK) as submissions in the form of Original research studies, Research studies, Systematic reviews, Case studies, Case reports, Case series, Hypothesis, Methodology, Short communications and Study protocols. This declaration is now fully supported by OAPL (UK) and will be cited as it is in the submission system. Please see below:
The lead author* affirms that this manuscript is an honest, accurate, and transparent account of the study being reported; that no important aspects of the study have been omitted; and that any discrepancies from the study as planned (and, if relevant, registered) have been explained.
*The manuscript’s guarantor
1Altman DG, Moher D. Declaration of transparency for each research article. BMJ 2013;347:f4796.