The MDAR working group came together in late 2017 with the intention to develop a framework to promote transparent reporting, with a focus on implementation through journal policies and editorial
practice. In this article, the authors report the results of their project in the form of three main MDAR outputs: the MDAR Framework, which forms the core policy recommendation, and the Checklist and Elaboration documents, which support its implementation. In summary, the MDAR Framework was developed as an adaptable system allowing flexible adoption to meet the different needs of specific disciplines, community norms, and resource constraints. The authors envision that by endorsing the MDAR Framework journal signatories will express their support for transparent reporting principles outlined by the MDAR Framework and commit to taking steps to incorporate the MDAR guidelines into their journal practices.