1. Declare to your chosen journal that your manuscript is not published elsewhere
  2. Declare any conflicts of interest
  3. Check all co-authors meet criteria for authorship and ensure appropriate acknowledgements made in the manuscript
  4. Include appropriate funding statements in the manuscript
  5. Show informed consent and provide assurances that participants’ rights are protected*
  6. Register clinical trials*
  7. Explain how research using animals is conducted responsibly*
  8. Be alert to bias and follow guidelines for accurate and complete reporting of research
  9. Inform the journal if you subsequently find errors in your research
  10. Sign a copyright agreement