Publish a review
The title is evaluated against the following criteria: the proposed topic of the review fits within the scope of the Epilepsy group; the review is feasible within the proposed timescale; target dates for completion are outlined and a contact person has been identified to take responsibility for the review.
Once the group has accepted the title, it is then registered with the Epilepsy group and all other Cochrane groups and centres are notified.
Ideally all review authors should attend workshops to gain advice on how to write a Cochrane Systematic Review and learn how to use the Cochrane software (RevMan). Details of dates and workshop locations can be obtained from the editorial base. However, since attendance at workshops is not always possible, we have put together a list of links to several resources which will help you with any issues you may have whilst writing your review.
- Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions - the official guide to producing Cochrane reviews
- RevMan web page - documentation and support for software for preparing and maintaining Cochrane reviews
- GRADEpro - (GRADEprofiler) is the software used to create Summary of Findings (SoF) tables in Cochrane systematic reviews
- Cochrane Style Resource - compare your Cochrane Review against the official style guide
- Using Individual Patient Data - Power Point slides
- Re-publishing of reviews - explanation of procedures and permission form if you wish to re-publish your review in another scientific journal
- Reporting Guidelines
CONSORT - reporting of RCTs
PRISMA (formerly QUOROM) [PDF document] - preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses
STROBE - reporting of observational studies in epidemiology
EQUATOR Network - collection of reporting guidelines
- Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy Group
- Submission deadlines - includes information on deadlines for Copy Edit Support and module/CENTRAL submissions, as well as publication dates for The Cochrane Library
Training - face-to-face
Training - online
- Open Learning Materials - learn the steps in convenient online modules which supplement the Cochrane Reviewers' Handbook in helping you gain skills and complete your review.
Training resources provided by other organizations:
- Undertaking Systematic Reviews of Research on Effectiveness - an extensive guide by the NHS Centre for Reviews & Dissemination