3.2 SAGER Checklist: A Resource for Editors and Authors

About this video

In this module, you will learn about the development and use of the SAGER checklist, designed for editors when evaluating manuscripts, and authors when preparing their manuscripts for publication.

Heather van Epps will provide an overview of the checklist, showing all the aspects of the SAGER Guidelines as applied to each section of a research paper – from the abstract to the results. 

Heather will also discuss challenges and questions raised by authors and editors.

About the presenter

Dr. Heather Van Epps

Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet Rheumatology

Heather obtained her PhD in immunology from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, where she investigated human T cell responses to hantavirus infection. After her postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Eric Pamer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA, Heather embarked on an editorial career. She was an Editor at The Journal of Experimental Medicine for more than a decade before joining The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology as Deputy Editor in 2015. She later served as Deputy Editor for The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology before becoming the inaugural Editor-in-Chief for The Lancet Rheumatology in 2019.