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Article sharing

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Section

What's new

 

Inclusion in PubMed CentralUpdated introductory information to reflect closure of PMC Canada.

 

GeneralSection renamed from "Including Cochrane Reviews and Protocols in Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCNs) and Repositories", and separated into general policy and information about including in PubMed Central. Updated general policy text with a link to howIcanshareit.com and a link to Wiley's information on Scholarly Communication Networks.
October 2018Inclusion in PubMed CentralClarification of dates in NIHR Programme Grants section.

GeneralUpdated to include scholarly collaboration networks and to reflect new green open access policy.

Assigning ‘What’s New’ events to Cochrane Reviews

Date

Section

What's new

 

GeneralAdded an example of when a new citation is not required: addition of new information to a withdrawal notice.

 

General
  • Further introductory sentence added to provide further information about how What's New events are used.
  • Text changed to indicate that when updating a review, 'What's New' events from previously published versions "must", rather than "should", be moved from the active 'What's New' table to the 'History' table.
  • Column heading changed from "'What's new' events to select" to "'What's New' events to select in RevMan".

  

General
  • Page title changed from “What's New events (publishing events) in Cochrane Reviews: new publication, new citation, or change in publication status” to “Policy for assigning ‘What’s New’ events”
  • Text changed to clarify policy requirements
  • Text about citations moved to new section ‘About citation versions’.

 

General

Added an example of when a new citation is not required: addition of a comment and/or a reply to the feedback section but with no other changes to the (apart from minor typographical errors).

 

General

Scenarios updated; the previous iteration of the policy is available as a PDF file.

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Comments: policy

Date

Section

What's new

 

All sectionsMinor changes to update in relation to new processes for managing Comments

 

Policy and process overviewUpdated contact details

 

Reports and presentations

Added report of Comments received during 2018. Updated information on how to cite comments.

Comments: editorial management

Date

Section

What's new

 

All sectionsMajor revisions to reflect changes to the process for managing Comments.

 

Process for dealing with submitted commentsUpdated to reflect minor changes in process for screening Comments

 

Receiving and responding to commentsUpdated to reflect minor changes in process for screening Comments

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Conflicts of interest and Cochrane Reviews

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Section

What's new

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Policy: conflicts of interest and Cochrane Reviews

Made minor edits to following sections:

1.1. 

2.1.

2.2.

2.2.2.

2.2.3.

 

Conflicts of interest and Cochrane ReviewsAmended to correct minor error in text.

 

Policy: conflicts of interest and Cochrane Reviews

Updated text in section 8. If a Cochrane Review Group has questions about conflict of interest. 

 

Conflicts of interest and Cochrane Reviews

New text explaining the relationship between the 2014 and 2020 conflict of interest policies:

Cochrane has two conflict of interest policies relating to Cochrane Library content. Which policy applies to a particular review or update depends on whether the title of the review was registered (or whether work began on the update in the case of an update) before or after 14 October 2014.

 

Policy: conflicts of interest and Cochrane Reviews

Added statement at the top of the page

October 2020: This policy was developed in 2014 and applies to all Cochrane Reviews that were registered before the launch of the Cochrane Conflict of Interest Policy for Cochrane Library Content (2020) on 14 October 2020, and any updates where the work began on the update before this date.

Addition of links to applicable sections of the 2020 policy to Sections 3 and 8. 

 

Potential scenarios and actions for editorial teams and authorsPage removed (guidance obsolete)

Policy: conflicts of interest and Cochrane Reviews

Added following statement at the top of the page: 

March 2020: This policy was developed in 2014 and applies to all Cochrane Reviews until the launch of the new Cochrane Conflict of Interest Policy for Cochrane Library Content, which is planned for July 2020. After the launch of the 2020 policy, the policy set out below will still apply to the following content: protocols being prepared based on new titles registered before the July launch date; protocols for Cochrane Reviews already in progress before the July 2020 launch date; and Cochrane Reviews (including updates) in progress before the July 2020 launch date.

   

Policy: conflicts of interest and Cochrane ReviewsRevised out-of-date organizational and product names, including removing reference to the 'About The Cochrane Collaboration' database and updating Cochrane Steering Group to the Cochrane Governing Board.

Co-publication

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Section

What's new

 

Renamed from ' forms and templates' and moved template information to Co-publication templates for CRG Managing Editors in the For Editors: editorial management section. Updated Wiley contact info to Tony Aburrow, Senior Editor, Wiley; taburrow@wiley.com

 

Arranging co-publication of a Cochrane Review

Updated to clarify what types of co-publication are available on both pages. 

 

Co-publication Australian Occupational Therapy Journal changed to 'original commentary' only

 

Renamed from 'Co-publication forms and templates' and moved template information to Co-publication templates for CRG Managing Editors in the For Editors: editorial management section. 

 


Policy and Overview:

  • General edits made. 

Arranging co-publication of a Cochrane Review:

  • This is a new page includes information on how to arrange a post-publication and same day publication (previously ‘simultaneous publication’). 
  • This page also includes a workflow for arranging single permission requests. 

Co-publication agreements with other journals:

  • This page used to be named ‘Agreements with journals for the co-publication of Cochrane Reviews’.
  • There is now a single, updated list of journals with Cochrane co-publication agreements
    with further information on what format each journal can publish. The list also
    includes journals previously listed in the ‘Publishing summaries (e.g. ‘Cochrane
    Corner’)’ page which has now been deleted. 

Co-publication forms and templates

  • An updated Word form has been added to ‘Co-publication forms and templates’ page. 

Reuse of published Cochrane content by Cochrane Groups

  • New page

The following pages have been deleted:

  • Publishing summaries (e.g. a ‘Cochrane Corner’)
  • Simultaneous publication 
  • Prior publication: publication in a journal before publication in the CDSR 
  • Post-publication: publishing in a journal after publication in the CDSR
  • Co-publishing Updates of Cochrane Reviews 
  • Co-publication process: how to request and implement 

  

Policy and overviewMinor updates to names/dates etc.

 

Agreements between journals and the CDSR for co-publication of Cochrane Reviews
  • Title changed from "Agreements between journals and the CDSR for co-publication of Cochrane Reviews" to "Agreements with journals for the co-publication of Cochrane Reviews".
  • Added Canadian Urological Association Journal, Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, and PM&R (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation).
  • Updated contact details.

  

Publishing summaries (e.g. a ‘Cochrane Corner’) of Cochrane Reviews in another journal or resource

  

Simultaneous publication: publication in a journal on the same or similar date
  • Updated contact details.

 

Prior publication: publication in a journal before publication in the CDSR
  • Updated contact details.

 

Post-publication: publishing in a journal after publication in the CDSR
  • Updated contact details.

 

Co-publication forms
  • Updated contact details.
  • Updated contact details and minor edits to Word file (Cochrane-copublication-form).

 

Agreements between journals and the CDSR for co-publication of Cochrane ReviewsAdded Journal of Evidence-based Medicine and Chinese Journal of Evidence-based Medicine.

 

Co-publication process: how to request and implementUpdated links and added new process diagram for clarity.

 

Co-publishing Updates of Cochrane ReviewsUpdated links to "permission to co-publish" form and "Co-publication process".

 

Agreements between journals and the CDSR for co-publication of Cochrane ReviewsCo-publication agreements: added "Journal of Evidence-based Medicine" and "Chinese Journal of Evidence-based Medicine".

 

n/aUpdated to reflect restructure of this section.

 

Permission to reuse Cochrane Reviews

New section added: 'Inclusion of a Cochrane Protocol or Review in a thesis or dissertation'.

 

n/aMinor copy edits.

 

n/aMinor copy edits.

n/aFirst publication of the co-publication policy. Policy was developed by Cochrane (Harriet MacLehose and David Tovey) and Cochrane's publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (Bryony Urquhart and Deborah Pentesco-Gilbert).

Co-publication templates for CRG Managing Editors

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What's new

  

GeneralNew.

Copy Edit Support

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Section

What's new

General

Updated contact details for Copy Edit Support and updated team membership.

Date fields in Cochrane Reviews: overview

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Section

What's new

 

GeneralUpdated to
General 

Removed ‘Assessed as up-to-date’ and ‘Date next stage expected’ 

Details of removed content: 

Image Added

 

GeneralUpdated to match current format for published Cochrane Reviews.

 

GeneralRevised to focus on date fields only. Title changed from "Dates and events in Cochrane Reviews" to reflect this change.

Defamation

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Section

What's new

 

GeneralSection changed from "Libel" to "Defamation". Updated links to publisher resources, and added section on "For Editors" plus updated contact details.

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Licence for publication forms

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Section

What's new

 

Submitting forms on behalf of an authorRemoved "no form is required, but a Managing Editor must submit a form to enable publication" from circumstance two, when an author is deceased, as this was in contradiction to the directions for editors at Deceased authors.

 

Policy and process


Where contributions are owned by Employer

  • Added new sentence regarding when contributions are owned by employer


  • New page 

 

Submitting forms on behalf of an authorUpdated "may" to "must".

 

GeneralWith effect from 25 February 2011, Managing Editors are no longer required to send paper copies of Licence for Publication forms to the Central Executive Team.

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Proposals for new Cochrane Reviews: editorial management

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Section

What's new

 

 

Editorial process: titlesAdded wording that Methodology Reviews should be handled by the Methodology Review Group only

 

Review proposal formsMinor 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 formsAdded form for methodology Cochrane Reviews.

 

Review proposal formsUpdated forms for Cochrane Reviews of interventions and diagnostic test accuracy studies. Added new form for Cochrane Reviews of prognosis studies.

 

Review proposal forms
  • Renamed "Managing title registration (for Cochrane Review Groups)" to "Review proposal forms". Removed historical note that these forms, developed by the Cochrane Editorial Resources Committee (since disbanded), were previously called Title Registration Forms and were renamed "review proposal forms" in 2013.
  • Updated to latest version of forms (August 2019), including revisions for data protection compliance.

 

Editorial process: titlesCollated relevant information; added the flowchart (previously linked to Managing expectations: what does Cochrane expect of authors, and what can authors expect of Cochrane?).

 

General
  • Title change from "Registering titles for new Cochrane Reviews" to two sections "Cochrane Review proposals" (for prospective authors) and "Managing proposals for new Cochrane Reviews".
  • Removed text about registering diagnostic test accuracy reviews (out of date).

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Peer review: editorial management

Date

Section

What's new

 

Peer review checklists

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);" 

 

Acknowledgement 

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: 
Display on CRG website 
Acknowledgement in the Cochrane Review 

 Declarations of potential conflicts of interest for peer reviewers: implementation informationCorrected link to conflict of interest policy
 AcknowledgementCorrected Archie search term from "Peer reviewer" to "External referee".
 Exceptions to named peer review: editorial managementAdded "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 reviewersNew 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.

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