Getting involved as a Review Author
If you have expertise in some aspect of healthcare, consider joining the relevant Cochrane Group. Being part of a Cochrane group provides the support, resources and training to tackle a systematic review, and an international audience when your work is published in The Cochrane Library.
To gain an understanding of the process and requirments for completeing a review please look at some of the free Cochrane training resources https://training.cochrane.org/about
Cochrane is moving its editorial process to the online submission system Editorial Manager. Potential authors interested in submitting a review proposal to GNOC should log in to Editorial Manager and select Submit New Manuscript. For further information see our instructions for authors on submitting new proposals. If we are interested in your initial proposal we will invite you to submit a full review proposal via an online form within Editorial Manager.
The following links are provided by Cochrane and will be useful resources when preparing a Cochrane protocol and review:
- Editorial Process
- Archie for Authors and Contributors
- The Process for Developing Cochrane Systematic Reviews
- ERC author pre-submission checklist for protocols and reviews.
- Involving People: A learning resource for systematic review authors
- Involving consumers in Cochrane reviews: learning from the ACTIVE project
- Cochrane Style Resources - compare your Cochrane Review against the official Style Guide
- Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions - the official guide to producing Cochrane reviews
- Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy | Cochrane Training
- RevMan Web - documentation and support for software for preparing and maintaining Cochrane reviews
- Common errors and good practice in Cochrane intervention reviews - webinar, delivered as a part of the Cochrane Learning Live series on common errors made in the development of Cochrane Review Protocols and how they can be addressed
- How to update a review
- GRADEpro - (GRADEprofiler) is the software used to create Summary of Findings (SoF) tables in Cochrane systematic reviews
- Links to Cochrane Methods Groups
- SWiM (Synthesis Without Meta-analysis) for reviews with primary analysis which is narrative or text only. Guidelines (9 item checklist) published in the BMJ
- Synthesizing and presenting findings using other methods
- Covidence and EPPI Reviewer - Cochrane’s new recommended tool to support authors in the labour-intensive stages of screening and data collection
- Cochrane Tools and Software (including GRADEPro and Covidence)