Compliance with journal and ICMJE requirements

At the end of this module the learner will be able to understand:

  • Why journals vary widely and have different editorial policies
  • Core requirements for all medical journals
  • The Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
  • Importance of key ICMJE policies (on authorship, conflicts of interest, clinical trial transparency)
  • Overview of the authorship rules and the role of the corresponding author
  • The rules on clinical trial registration
  • Examples of specific journal policies eg The BMJ’s patient review of research.

Written by:

Trish Groves

Biography :

Trish Groves is head of research at BMJ and editor-in-chief of BMJ Open.


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ 4 credits, 4:00 hours BMJ has assigned 4 hours of CPD/CME credit to this module.
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module

Release date

26 Jan 2016

Last updated

26 Jan 2016