Resources for Review Authors

Preparing for your review 

Writing your review

  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials 
    Database of over 600,000 records of randomised trials that is a recommended source for all authors, available through The Cochrane Library
  • Cochrane Community      
    Registered authors with a username and password can access our community website and find policy and procedure documents, the authors' discussion forum and more
  • Cochrane Style Resource 
    Compare your Cochrane Review against the official style guide
  • GRADEpro 
    GRADEprofiler is the software used to create Summary of Findings (SoF) tables in Cochrane Systematic Reviews
  • PRISMA      
    Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • Submission deadlines 
    Includes information on deadlines for Copy Edit Support and module/CENTRAL submissions, as well as publication dates for The Cochrane Library

Publishing and disseminating your review

Co-publishing agreement with CMAJ - attention Cochrane authors!
The Canadian Cochrane Centre has reached a co-publishing agreement with the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) for shortened versions of Cochrane Reviews. CMAJ is accepting submissions of versions of Cochrane Reviews for simultaneous publication with the release of each issue of The Cochrane Library. Versions should be about 3,000 words and should give full reference to the original review published in The Cochrane Library. If you wish to have your review considered by the CMAJ, please contact its editorial team.