Focus and Scope


Principles and Practice of Clinical Research is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication directed to clinical researchers related to all aspects of clinical research, including conduct, design, analysis and ethics of clinical research. The journal also welcomes submission of preliminary research, as it can contribute to further clinical studies.

Peer Review Process

Reviewers must disclose to editors any conflicts of interest that could bias their opinions of the manuscript, and should recuse themselves from reviewing specific manuscripts if the potential for bias exists. Reviewers must not use knowledge of the work they’re reviewing before its publication to further their own interests.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.