ARRIVE Compliance Questionnaire now available

A new questionnaire, designed for use by journals assessing submitted animal research manuscripts for their compliance with the ARRIVE guidelines, is now available on the ARRIVE website.

The questionnaire consists of operationalised questions based on the items of the ARRIVE Essential 10, and is suitable for completion by journal staff, editors or peer reviewers, allowing for streamlined evaluation of how well a manuscript complies with the guidelines.

At journals' discretion, a completed questionnaire can be provided to manuscript authors alongside peer reviews or other editorial feedback, to highlight any Essential 10 items with which a manuscript does not comply. This provides an easy way for journals to include ARRIVE checks and feedback in their publication workflows, without the need to either develop in-house ARRIVE evaluation processes, or dedicate additional time to providing authors with their analysis of manuscripts’ ARRIVE compliance.

The compliance questionnaire can be found on the Resources page. For more information about the questionnaire or how to make use of it, please get in touch at

12 March 2021