Peer review

Peer review for Cochrane protocols and reviews

All Cochrane Wounds protocols and reviews are commented on by external  peer reviewers prior to publication. Our reviewers may be experts in a particular field, or healthcare users - both provide a valuable contribution and help to ensure that our reviews are useful and usable.

External reviewers are not always expected to have expertise in systematic review methodology. As a clinician or healthcare user, you could be asked to comment on:

  • the healthcare issue and the interventions under review
  • the planned parameters for studies to be included in the final review (inclusion criteria - populations, interventions, study designs and outcomes)  
  • general 'readability' of the protocol and review

If you would like to be an external reviewer for our protocols and reviews, please contact the Editorial Team or complete our contact information form which includes a space for you to indicate which topic areas are of interest to you. 

We provide guidance for reviewers, use a structured feedback form and acknowledge their contribution in the published review.

Guidance for external peer reviewers is available.