How to start

Cochrane invites prospective authors to propose new Cochrane Reviews by submitting a proposal in Editorial Manager. Please see the Cochrane Library Information for Authors and How can I become and Author for further details.

A new chapter for Cochrane

Cochrane has embarked on an important change programme to transform the way we produce our high-quality, independent and timely evidence. The new model is designed to ensure Cochrane remains viable, sustainable, and focused on the greatest global health and care challenges. As part of this change, Cochrane is implementing a Central Editorial Service (CES) to streamline the editorial process. The CES is currently assessing submitted reviews, managing the peer-reviewed process, and preparing reviews for copy editing and publications.

We are very grateful to everyone who contributes their time and expertise to our review group.

Our review group will still prioritise, initiate and write – or support authors to write – protocols and reviews. We will continue to coordinate dissemination activities and knowledge translation efforts.

We encourage you to look out for further communications about Cochrane's plans for the future and new opportunities to get involved:

Below, you can find and download a variety of information and support materials to help you develop your protocol. 

In our website, you can find more also about training opportunities and some advices for developing a good search strategy.