Survey to help inform developments to the Cochrane Review format

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In February 2022, the Cochrane Governing Board approved a new model for producing Cochrane evidence syntheses, following a community consultation process. One need that has emerged is that Cochrane needs to evolve its review format.

Now, there is a call for feedback to help prioritise features or challenges that are most important when it comes to the format of Cochrane Reviews. The call to evolve the Cochrane Review format echoed loud and clear during the consultation process for the future of evidence synthesis, and in fact, has been discussed for quite some years throughout the community. The aim would be to improve author experience, streamline editorial, peer review, and copyediting processes, and increase accessibility and impact when published in the Cochrane Library.

At this link, you can find the survey to share your ideas.

It’s open until 13 June, and takes approximately 15 minutes. The call is open to everyone - authors, editors, methodologists, consumers, users - to understand what will make Cochrane Reviews more attractive. Here you can find more details about it.