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The Cochrane Style Manual is designed to help review authors, editors, and




editors to use


consistent style


and terminology when working on Cochrane Reviews and other Cochrane content.

All Cochrane Reviews and protocols must adhere to the guidance contained in the Cochrane Style Manual.

The Cochrane Style Manual does not explain how to prepare a Cochrane Review and does not cover every word choice or every context. Authors and editors will need to use their knowledge and judgement when applying the guidance, but any deviation should be for a good reason rather than personal preference.

Cochrane Style Basics is a shorter collection of essential style guidelines, intended for authors and others who need to understand the key points of Cochrane style.

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