Statistics in Nature Immunology

The journal Nature Immunology, now 5 years old, has made some worthy changes to its author guidelines.

Firstly, authors are encouraged to post their accepted research manuscripts (rather than preprints) in the appropriate archives hosted by their institutions and funding bodies (rather than on a personal site). "Depositing unrefereed preprints in electronic archives" also does not count as prior disclosure, which I would like to interpret as meaning that discussing your work in weblog posts is also allowed.

Secondly, the contributions of individual authors to the work will be described, so readers will know who did the major parts of the work.

Most interestingly, there is now a set of guidelines (and a checklist) for statistical interpretation of data which authors must follow. I think that no journal should be accepting papers using less stringent rules than these (edited here for brevity):

It might be useful to have a template paragraph covering all of these points, which authors could modify to suit their needs. There is also a real need for some kind of learning module to cover statistical analysis - it shouldn't be difficult (it's mostly just jargon), but all the statistics resources I've read online have been confusing and incomplete.