Dear [CORRESPONDING AUTHOR]:
After review by the Editor and senior Editorial Board members, we regret that we must administratively reject your manuscript. Unfortunately, this trial has not been registered in accordance with the statement of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, http://www.icmje.org/faq_clinical.html. The ICJME made it very clear that “This policy applies to trials that start recruiting on or after July 1, 2005. Because many ongoing trials were not registered at inception, we will consider for publication ongoing trials that were registered before September 13, 2005.” I regret any inconvenience that our decision might cause you.