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Research to Publication e-learning programme.
‘Congratulations, we are pleased to accept your manuscript for publication’—the e-mail notification that every researcher dreams of waking up to. Whether screening large numbers of athletes to identify risk factors for injury or diligently recording return to play outcomes, sports medicine researchers aim to publish, disseminate and implement to enhance outcomes for athletes1 and patients alike. However, as in other areas of health research, there is a problem with sports medicine research—up to 85% of it is going to waste.2 Researchers are not necessarily developing relevant research questions, studies are not always performed with the best methods, many important studies are not published and a lot of research that is published is not reported well.2 Key scientific and ethical requirements for successful publication are a mystery …
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