Review authors


We have recently been informed by our long-term funder, the NIHR, that funding for all the review groups they currently fund will terminate on 31 March 2023, and at that point Cochrane Wounds will also cease to exist. This means that we have to make difficult decisions about which reviews we will support between now and then, as our resources are limited in amount and duration. We will not be accepting new titles and we will only proceed with high priority, high quality reviews that meet deadlines and can be produced relatively independently by author teams in an efficient way. 

When writing a Cochrane systematic review you need to:

  • make a long-term commitment to the review, as our reviews are updated every two years after the initial publication
  • be part of a team including a minimum of two authors whose skills should include specialist knowledge of your title topic, and statistical and methodological expertise
  • have advanced level knowledge and understanding of relevant study designs (randomised controlled trials and/or non-randomised studies depending on review topic), risks of bias and relevant statistics
  • write in a high standard of fluent English, as all Cochrane reviews are published in English

The Cochrane Handbook outlines the methods and requirements of a Cochrane review. This handbook will give you an idea of the amount of work involved in a Cochrane review. Further methodological and editorial guidance is available in our bank of essential resources for authors.

You should read What does Cochrane expect of authors, and what can authors expect of Cochrane? which provides useful advice for review teams.

Please also ensure that you have read Cochrane's Conflicts of Interest policy.