Cochrane Neonatal welcomes new authors. Please note that new authors must work with experienced authors on their review team. Cochrane Neonatal only accepts 8-10 high priority new titles per year, submitted through our new title request process. In some cases, new authors are invited to update existing Cochrane Neonatal reviews. If not authoring a review, there are still many other ways to get involved with Cochrane.
Resources for Cochrane Neonatal Review Authors:
- New Title Requests
- Cochrane Neonatal Standard Search Methodology
- Cochrane Training for Authors - training modules for new authors on how to conduct and edit systematic reviews.
- 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
- PRISMA - preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses
- Using Individual Patient Data
- Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy Group
- Predatory journals - This is a list, created in an effort to identify characteristics of potentially predatory journals. This list is not all-inclusive, but the authors note that it is a good place to start (Shamseer 2017).
- Undertaking Systematic Reviews of Research on Effectiveness - an extensive guide by the NHS Centre for Reviews & Dissemination
Protocol and Review TimelinesAuthors are expected to complete their protocol and submit for editorial review within three months of title registration. The completed review is due to be submitted nine months following publication of the protocol.
Cochrane Neonatal can reject a protocol or review at any stage before publication. Please see the Cochrane Policy on the rejection of Cochrane Reveiws for more information.