Review proposals: step by step

  1. Cochrane is moving its editorial process to the online submission system Editorial Manager. Potential authors interested in submitting a review proposal to Cochrane should visit Editorial Manager® and select "Submit New Manuscript". For further information see the instructions for authors on submitting new proposals. If we are interested in your initial proposal we will invite you to submit a full review proposal via an online form within Editorial Manager. Completion of a full review proposal form does not guarantee registration of your title. 

    • Authors are required to familiarise themselves with Cochrane and PaPaS expectations and standards before submitting their proposal form.
    • Authors may also wish to consider involving consumers in the development of their review: see guidance here
  2. The editorial team assesses the full review proposal form and makes a decision, usually within one month.

  3. Authors are informed of the outcome via Editorial Manager.

  4. If registration is successful, the first draft of the protocol must be submitted within six months. See our Protocol development page for the next steps.