ICMJE Journal Policies & ClinicalTrials.govApr 14, 2022
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) policy compels its member journals to require that clinical trials be registered on ClinicalTrials.gov before enrollment of the first participant as a condition of consideration for publication.
Additionally, ICMJEexpects authors to ensure that they have met funder policy (e.g., NIH) and regulatory requirements for results reporting. ICMJE recommends referencing the ClinicalTrials.gov record in publications, and therefore journals often carefully verify whether the results data submitted to ClinicalTrials.gov aligns with the manuscript, particularly in regards to outcome measure data. In some cases, journals have declined to publish a manuscript, or have asked that discussions of certain outcome measures be removed from the manuscript, due to discrepancies between the results reported to ClinicalTrials.gov and the manuscript.
For help registering your study or submitting results to ClinicalTrials.gov, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.