Ginny Barbour is Medicine Editorial Director, PLOS and Chair of COPE. She is also Consulting Editor to PLOS Currents: Disasters. She is based in Brisbane, Australia.
PLOS Medicine Editorial Director, Virginia Barbour, reflects on the publication of the CONSORT and PRISMA guidelines and reminds us of the importance of checklists to medical publishing. Gilbert and Sullivan’s Lord High Executioner has, sadly