Reproducible translational research may be the key to thesuccess of new therapy development for neurological diseases such as Acute ischemic stroke and Hemorrhagic stroke , Alzheimerâs disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , Huntingtonâs disease , Parkinsonâs disease and Spinal cord injury.Good scientific laboratory practices, transparent scientific reporting and the use of translational research models representative of the disease state, with clinically relevant endpoints, will be beneficial to systematically test and develop new treatments.Significant progress will be made without rigorous translational research studies using a set of internationally standardized guidelines or recommendations.The minimum recommendations for effective translational research include the need for model justification, study group randomization and blinding, power analysis calculations, appropriate statistical analysis of all data sets, and a conflict of interest statement by investigators. It will also be beneficial to demonstrate reproducible efficacy in multiple species and in studies done by independent laboratories.(Paul A. Lapchak, Scientific Rigor Recommendations for Optimizing the Clinical Applicability of Translational Research )
Scholarly journals are generally academic journals that encourage academic and scientific research. These journals generally prefer to publish original works, conducted following a systematic research methodology. The articles published in the scholarly journals are critically evaluated following in-depth analysis of the research data. Scholarly Journal articles strictly adhere to a standard format of writing.
Once the author accomplishes their task of writing following the standard format and submits the manuscript for publication, it is the responsibility of the scholarly journal to verify whether it is written as per the academic and research norms. Scholarly journals hence subject like medical and clinical articles for a blind peer review or double peer review system and expect the authors to correct and resubmit the research articles as per the expert opinion. Scholarly journals thus expect the authors to sign the declaration, stating that the work is original and unpublished that duly acknowledges the sources referred for information.
Last date updated on July, 2014