A quick reference guide to evidence translation

Evidence is published across a variety of sources including scientific or academic journals, books, conference proceedings, websites, and news reports. Academic publications in scientific journals are generally considered to be of higher quality due to the independent, peer-review process. There are a number of ways to determine the quality of a journal, though these measures are not necessarily a good proxy of the quality of individual articles within the journal. A central principle in evidence translation is that all evidence must be critically appraised, regardless of its source.