This portion will provide researchers with information regarding the CONSORT statement. CONSORT, which stands for Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials, encompasses various initiatives developed by the CONSORT Group to alleviate the problems arising from inadequate reporting of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The CONSORT Statement is an evidence-based, minimum set of recommendations for reporting RCTs. It offers a standard way for authors to prepare reports of trial findings, facilitating their complete and transparent reporting, and aiding their critical appraisal and interpretation.
Acceptance of a manuscript by a journal for publication can be a lengthy process with no guarantee that is will be accepted. This section provides an introduction to the CONSORT Statement and a summary of the lengthy CONSORT guidelines and other resources to efficiently write quality manuscripts and improve the likelihood of the manuscript’s acceptance by a journal. – from Pierson DJ. 2004. Respir Care. 2004;49:1246-52.