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Edited By: A.J. Camm
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Online ISSN: 1932-8737
Call for Trial Designs and Outcomes Research
NOW ACCEPTING TRIAL DESIGNS and QUALITY AND OUTCOMES RESEARCH
About the new Trial Designs section
Deputy Section Editor: Robert P. Giugliano, MD, SM
The Trial Design section of CLC is intends to publish trial rationale and design papers (also known as "methods papers") for large cardiovascular clinical trials and registries. Preference is given for large phase III randomized clinical trials, but the editors will consider well-designed registries and large phase II or phase IV studies. Authors should include the following sections:
1. Brief trial summary ( 300 words)
2. Introduction - discussion of the trial rationale and prior relevant data. Include the trial hypotheses and objectives.
3. Methods - trial design (please include a figure of the trial schema), entry criteria, and statistical section that describes the key endpoints, power/sample size calculation, and major analytic plan.
4. Discussion - place your trial in the context of prior and ongoing trials, and the implications for future practice.
Publication of baseline characteristics and baseline data are encouraged, but not required. Appendices that list the trial organization, including major committees, countries, core laboratories, etc. may also be included.
About the new Quality and Outcomes section
Deputy Section Editor: Gregg Fonarow, MD
Quality and Outcomes section publishes original research articles focused on cardiology quality and outcomes research. The articles will include original research from registries, performance improvement programs, and other studies relevant to clinical decision making and patient centered outcomes research. Manuscripts are limited to 3,000 words, including figure legends. References are limited to 40 and are not counted in the word limit. There is a limit of no more than 5 figures and/or tables; additional figures/tables will publish online-only as supporting data. The is also the opportunity to publish accompanying slides sets as only-only supporting materials.