Clinical Trial Registration: The Time Has Come

Leighton Chan, Allen W. Heinemann

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Note from the AJOT Editor-in-Chief: AJOT has joined several other major rehabilitation and disability journals in a collaborative initiative to mandate clinical trial registration. Authors of manuscripts reporting clinical trials must ensure that the trials are registered before submitting their manuscript. For trials that are underway and are already enrolling patients, registration will be retrospective. This interim step achieves the goals of educating authors about trial registration and providing documentation of original study designs and primary outcome measures. Multiyear studies that were not registered before enrolling participants, are ongoing at the time of this editorial, and will not be completed before the January 1, 2017, deadline may be considered for publication in AJOT with special permission from the Editor-in-Chief. This permission must be obtained before submitting the manuscript for publication. By adopting these standards, we hope to further enhance the quality of AJOT articles. This editorial is reprinted from the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96, 2093.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)p1-p2
JournalThe American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Occupational Therapy


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