IMRAD Established in the beginning of the 20 th century In 1960s BMJ, Lancet, JAMA and NEJM almost entirely adhered to the new format
IMRAD The IMRAD structure facilitates modular reading, because readers usually do not read in a linear way but browse in each section of the article, looking for specific information, which is normally found in pre-established areas of the paper
Before starting There are some standards of reporting for different kinds of articles CONSORT for RCTs STARD for diagnostic studies QUOROM for systematic reviews
CONSORT 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).
CONSORT Can be found in http://www.consort-statement.org/ There are statement, checklist and flowchart which can be used