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Statistical Review Services for Medical and Life Sciences


This service is for medical and life sciences articles only.

Using our Statistical Review service can help even the most experienced authors avoid making mistakes in their reporting and statistics, allowing them to focus on the topic issues. A clear and accurately reported paper will lead to fewer rejections and revisions.

Our Statistical Review automated tool scans your manuscript and then runs thousands of algorithms that check your manuscript for statistical accuracy, style and numerical errors.


Our reporting service will also check for methodological reporting compliance with key guidelines such as CONSORT 2010, STROBE, STARD, ARRIVE and The Uniform Requirements for Medical Journals.

Our algorithms and checks work better if you have clear sections with defined headers in your manuscript. For more information on how to submit your article in the correct format for this service read our FAQs below. 

What the Experts Say

"It doesn't matter what you're studying, it doesn't matter if you're doing animal research, meta-analysis, randomised clinical trials; whatever you're doing, having a good core knowledge of statistical analysis and data presentation will help you get your research published, and more importantly, will help your research have impact with your readers.

Describing what you observed in a way that is easily accessible and that can actually describe the sample in a way that allows a reader to understand what was found is crucial to understanding what's happening. Most times, authors ignore this element or don't present enough descriptive statistics. They go right to statistical testing or p-values or more of the sophisticated analysis and they ignore the importance of descriptive statistics."

Tim Houle

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

What Our Check Includes


We screen your paper using thousands of algorithms to check style, statistical accuracy, and numerical errors. This screening helps to identify and eliminate the most common problems in data presentation.


You will receive an easy-to-read PDF report containing a list of general rules and guidance on how to present your data. This list is generated based on specific issues found in your article, and each point is illustrated by multidisciplinary examples carefully selected from our corpus of sample texts. 

Combine Statistical Review with Editing Services

Once you have read through the list of issues in your report and made all necessary changes to your article, you can select one of our language editing packages and upload your revised article onto our site. To purchase our editing services click here

Sample Statistical Review Report

Frequently Asked Questions

According to a 1998 study by Douglas Altman, over 50% of papers published in medical journals fell below acceptable reporting standards.

"...the majority of statistical analyses are performed by people with an inadequate understanding of statistical methods. They are then peer reviewed by people who are generally no more knowledgeable".

Altman D, Statistical Reviewing For Medical Journals, Statistics in Medicine, 1998: 17-2661-2674s

The Statistical Review Service Report is a decision-making tool for you; it allows you to identify and correct any potential issues before submitting your article to your preferred journal, mimimising the risk of rejection. 

Only a small number of journals employ a professional statistician to assist in the review process, which means that many peer reviewers are not experienced or formally trained and there is a danger of providing inaccurate advice or criticism back to you at the review stage.


Our algorithms and checks work better if you have clear sections with defined headers in your manuscript. If the appropriate sections cannot be found, an error will be returned.

To avoid reporting errors please structure your article following the guidelines below: 

Required Sections

The following sections are required: Abstract, Introduction, Methods, and Results.

Sections must be indicated by a subtitle on a single line preceding it. Variations of the section name are accepted within reason (i.e. "Materials and Methods"). Other accepted variations are as follows:

Abstract Abstract, Synopsis, Structured Abstract
Introduction  Introduction, Background, Objectives
MethodsCombinations of words: Methods, Materials, Subjects, Patients, Designs
Statistics Statistics, Data Analysis, Outcome Measures, Analyses, Data Collection
DiscussionDiscussion, Conclusion
References References, Bibliography
FundingFunding, Support
FiguresFigures, Tables, Legends 

When a document is submitted, the text is extracted and sections are identified. If text cannot be extracted, or the appropriate sections cannot be found, an error will be returned and no report is generated. 

If the reporting tool cannot clearly identify headers and sections, this may result in an error report being generated with details on how to correct your article before uploading again. Once you have made corrections, you can upload your article again to be checked at no further charge.

Please ensure you structure your article correctly before re-uploading. 

You must upload a Word document only.

We work with Charlesworth Author Services to deliver this service to you.