Editorial roles will vary between the Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs).  Below is a general guide to editorial roles during the peer review process.

Role of the Managing Editor

The CRG Managing Editor (sometimes in collaboration with other CRG staff, including Assistant Managing Editor or Editorial Assistant) is responsible for managing the peer review process, including:

Role of the Co-ordinating Editor

The CRG Co-ordinating Editor (or, in some cases, responsibility is delegated to an Editor or Contact Editor) is responsible for oversight of the peer review process, for example:

Role of the Editor in Chief

The Editor in Chief is responsible for all content in the Cochrane Library and therefore has the following role in peer review of articles included in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR):