|Editorial process: titles||Added wording that Methodology Reviews should be handled by the Methodology Review Group only|
|Review proposal forms||Minor corrections to all forms|
|Review proposal forms|
Updated forms for Cochrane Reviews of interventions, diagnostic test accuracy, methology, and prognosis studies, and for Cochrane overviews.
|Review proposal forms||Added form for methodology Cochrane Reviews.|
|Review proposal forms||Updated forms for Cochrane Reviews of interventions and diagnostic test accuracy studies. Added new form for Cochrane Reviews of prognosis studies.|
|Review proposal forms|
|Editorial process: titles||Collated relevant information; added the flowchart (previously linked to Managing expectations: what does Cochrane expect of authors, and what can authors expect of Cochrane?).|
Peer review: editorial management
|Updated checklists to include up to date links to Handbook:|
|Inviting peer reviewers|
Updated information on what the invitation email to authors should include:
"The invitation email should contain the following:
The title and abstract and plain language summary of the Cochrane Review (or title only if a protocol);"
Cleared up an inconsistency between the policy and guidance around Acknowledgement of peer reviewers: The policy states a named peer-review process, but does not state that peer review names need to be made publicly available. The guidance implied that peer reviewer names should be made publicly available unless anonymity was agreed by the EinC. The wording in the guidance has been changed in the following sections to address this inconsistency:
|Declarations of potential conflicts of interest for peer reviewers: implementation information||Corrected link to conflict of interest policy|
|Acknowledgement||Corrected Archie search term from "Peer reviewer" to "External referee".|
|Exceptions to named peer review: editorial management||Added "Reason(s) for opting to remain anonymous" to the list of information that needs to be provided to the Editorial & Methods Department.|
|Cochrane TaskExchange: new peer reviewers||New section added.|
|Peer review checklists|
Updated guidance for consumer peer reviewers to v3. General updates/revisions to branding/format, contact details, and terminology.
Updated peer review checklists to v3. Added data protection statement, updated acknowledgement, links and formatting.