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Appeals

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Support resources (appeals)Added information about COPE and relevant resources.

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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.

 

Editorial process (titles)Collated relevant information; added the flowchart (previously linked to Managing expectations).

 

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  • Removed text about registering diagnostic test accuracy reviews (out of date).

Managing reviews with overlapping scope

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Steps to resolve potential overlap with a new title
  • Removed from step 15 following introduction of Cochrane peer review policy: "This will be dependent on the policy of the Host CRG, recognising that some CRGs do not operate an ‘open peer review’ system. The policy of the Host CRG will prevail."
  • Changed step 16 to reflect current topics publication process: "The protocol and subsequent review are included in both CRGs’ Topic Lists, which are reflected on the 'Browse' menu in the Cochrane Library." to "CRGs can add the protocol and subsequent review to both CRGs’ topic lists."

 

General
  • Combines past 'Avoiding duplication' and 'Overlapping scope' sections.
  • Separated into 'Potential overlap with ongoing or published reviews' and 'Potential overlap with new titles'.

Open access

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Gold open accessClarified that PDF version submitted is set out in the licence for publication forms.

 

Green open accessClarified that PDF version submitted is set out in the licence for publication forms.

 

Policy overview (open access)New page for this overview; and added subheading and text for Editorials.

 

Open access policyGreen open access policy was updated.

 

Open access policy (first version)Open-access options were introduced for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR).

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