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Trials is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that encompasses all aspects of the performance and findings of randomized controlled trials in health. We publish articles on general trial methodology as well as protocols, commentaries and traditional results papers - regardless of outcome or significance of findings.

Each article type published by Trials follows a specific format, as detailed in the corresponding instructions for authors; please choose an article type from the list on the left to view the instructions for authors.

The instructions for authors includes information about preparing a manuscript for submission to Trials, criteria for publication and the online submission process. Other relevant information about the journal's policies, the refereeing process and so on can be found in 'About this journal'.

Trials publishes the following article types:

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Authors and referees are asked to declare any competing interests.

Copyright rests with the authors. For more information on copyright of articles, see our publisher's copyright and license policy.