Objectives The scope of this cross-sectional observational study is to evaluate prevalence of reporting the 19 objective items of the REFLECT statement checklist (Sargeant et al., 2010), with the primary outcome being prevalence of sample size calculation, in clinical trials published in the Journal of Dairy Science from January to December of 2017. We will also determine risk of bias in individual studies using the Cochrane Risk of Bias 2.0 tools for individually randomized, parallel group trials; cluster randomized, parallel group trials; and individually randomized, cross-over trials (Higgins et al., 2016).
Winder, C. B.; Churchill, K. J.; Sargeant, J. M.; LeBlanc, S. J.; O'Connor, A. M.; and Renaud, D. L., "Study protocol: Reporting characteristics of intervention trials of animals published in the Journal of Dairy Science in 2017" (2018). Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Reports. 12.