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Table 1 Editorial policies reported by journals of included studies

From: Adherence with reporting of ethical standards in COVID-19 human studies: a rapid review

  April search n = 247 (%) Nov search n = 717 (%)
ICMJE 68.4 69.3
COPE or statement of 4 key ethical principles in editorial policy* 26.3 23
No statement of compliance with any guidelines or ethical principles 2.1 5.9
Not applicable: non-journal publications (e.g. bulletin) 3.2 1.8
  1. ICMJE International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, COPE Committee on Publication Ethics
  2. *Compliance with the Declaration of Helsinki or GCP, participant privacy, REC review and informed consent