Resources for Peer Reviewers

Cochrane Peer Reviewers

Cochrane Review Groups use a network of peer reviewers with a range of expertise within the scope of the group. The peer review process contributes to the high quality of published protocols and reviews. Some reviewers provide subject expertise, others methodological expertise and an editor's eye for detail.

The Cochrane Peer Review Policy 2018 is currently being implemented across all Cochrane groups, and will be fully integrated by January 2019. Find out more here.

Getting involved as a Peer Reviewer for PaPaS

We appreciate the input of all of our peer reviewers. If you are interested in acting as a peer reviewer with PaPaS, please get in touch and send us your CV so that we can assess your skills and assign a relevant title.

Once we send you a protocol or review, we ask that the checklist is returned within two weeks. More information about the process and what is involved is available in the documents below.

Please note that we cannot predict the number of titles that will be available. We will assign relevant titles when we have completed our editorial checks. Our peer review process is open, which means your comments will not be anonymised before sending to the authors. We send the final published version to all referees along with the authors' responses to the comments.

We also invite peer reviewers to submit their suggestions for new systematic review titles on topics within our scope. Please download this form to submit your suggestions. We will assess these priority topic areas with a view to developing new systematic reviews. Please note that this is not the same as submitting a formal review proposal - please visit the page PaPaS Editorial Process for information about how to propose a title for registration.

Documents for Peer Reviewers 

Peer Reviewer Checklist for Protocols

Peer Reviewer Checklist for Reviews

Peer Reviewer Checklist for Overview Protocols

Peer Reviewer Checklist for Overviews

PaPaS Author and Reviewer Guidance document