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Preparing your manuscript

Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes publishes the following article types:

Click the relevant link to find style and formatting information for the article you are going to submit.

Manuscripts should conform to the following reporting guidelines:

  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: PRISMA
  • Randomized Clinical Trials: CONSORT
  • Observational studies: STROBE
  • Studies of diagnostic accuracy: STARD
  • Animal pre-clinical studies: ARRIVE
  • Other types of health-related research: Consult the EQUATOR web site for appropriate reporting guidelines.


In general, Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes does not publish case reports, articles reporting study designs, pilot studies, or feasibility studies.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    86 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    59 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    191 days from submission to acceptance
    37 days from acceptance to publication

    Usage 
    39,255 downloads
    190 Altmetric mentions

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