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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.
October 2018ADDClarification of dates in NIHR Programme Grants section

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

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Assigning ‘What’s New’ events to Cochrane Reviews

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Authorship disputes New section (replace sentence in older version) with link out to relevant COPE resources.

 

Deceased authorsUpdated Archie/RevMan guidance on email address format.

 

Criteria for authorship (authors on the by-line)

Updated section on 'Acknowledgements' to clarify permission must be granted by named individuals and added a link to relevant section of the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals.

 

Authors using a group name

Separated Archie/RevMan guidance from general guidance.

Change in author affiliationAdded new section on a change to author affiliation.

 

Deceased authorsUpdated process for the licence for publication form when author deceased (advised by Publisher): a signed licence is required, but the licence may be submitted by the corresponding author on the others’ behalf (provided he/she had the deceased authors’ agreement and consent to publish in advance of their passing).

Cochrane Handbooks

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Cochrane Library complaints procedure

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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).

 

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

Authorship and contributorship

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Authorship disputes New section (replace sentence in older version) with link out to relevant COPE resources.

 

Deceased authorsUpdated Archie/RevMan guidance on email address format.

 

Criteria for authorship (authors on the by-line)

Updated section on 'Acknowledgements' to clarify permission must be granted by named individuals and added a link to relevant section of the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals.

 

Authors using a group name

Separated Archie/RevMan guidance from general guidance.

Change in author affiliationAdded new section on a change to author affiliation.

 

Deceased authorsUpdated process for the licence for publication form when author deceased (advised by Publisher): a signed licence is required, but the licence may be submitted by the corresponding author on the others’ behalf (provided he/she had the deceased authors’ agreement and consent to publish in advance of their passing).

Cochrane Handbooks

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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".
  • Clarified what is policy, and provided links for additional information for authors and editors.

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Combined pages on the Handbooks (intervention and DTA) with links to websites for both resources.

Cochrane Library complaints procedure

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Policy (Cochrane Review updates)Definition of updates and amendments: removed note that definitions from Handbook

 

General revisionSeparated policy into sections

 

Living systematic reviewsAdded information about living systematic reviews.

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GeneralChanged to link to policy on Cochrane Library to remove duplication of content.

Cochrane Review Group Specialized Register: request for exemptions

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Cochrane Review proposals

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Cochrane Review versions and citationsNew pageGeneral
  • 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".
  • Clarified what is policy, and provided links for additional information for authors and editors.

Cochrane Review updates

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Policy for assigning ‘What’s New’ eventsPage 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”
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    Policy for assigning ‘What’s New’ eventsAdded 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).Cochrane Review updates)Definition of updates and amendments: removed note that definitions from Handbook

     

    General revisionSeparated policy into sections

     

    Living systematic reviewsAdded information about living systematic reviews.

    Citation versions: DOIs and URLs

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    Digital object identifier (DOI) and website address (URL) of a Cochrane Review

    Updated with new Cochrane Library URL and Crossref DOI display guidelines.

     

    Policy for assigning ‘What’s New’ eventsScenarios updated; the previous iteration of the policy is available as a PDF file

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    Comments: policy

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

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    Serious errors in published Cochrane Reviews

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    GeneralUpdated and revised: definition of serious errors revised to include factual errors in describing one or more included studies; and the process has been revised to direct notication to the Editor in Chief who will work with the Co-ordinating Editor and Senior Network Editor.  

    Standards for Cochrane Reviews

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