Sir, I read with interest a recent letter in the BDJ by E. McColl.1 To appraise the clinical and non-clinical research conducted, I would like to draw readers' attention to an assessment tool called the Quality Output Checklist and Content Assessment (QuOCCA). Due to the increasing emphasis on transparent, well-reported, open, and reproducible science, this checklist can assist researchers in evaluating published literature, notably original research papers. Besides being applicable to various academic fields, it also encourages discussion about research reporting practices based on the gathered evidence within the specific discipline.2 This can aid in developing targeted educational initiatives conducive to conducting high-quality research; however, as it is rather recent, its impact on improving research practices is yet to be determined.