COHG Review Proposals | Change in policy
Due to the prioritization of topic areas, the Cochrane Oral Health Group is changing their policy on the registration of new systematic review propsals from 12 February 2013.
New review proposals will now be considered by a meeting of the Editorial Team twice a year, in October and April. A maximum of four review titles will be registered at this meeting.
To submit a review proposal for the October 2013 meeting, the following process should be followed:
Fill in a review proposal form, which can be found on our website
Include PDF copies of at least two randomized controlled trials which meet the inclusion criteria of the proposed review
Include a CV from the lead author
Email the documents to: email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE |
We are currently only registering new reviews based on interventions (prevention or treatment) rather than diagnostic test accuracy or prognosis.
You should also check that your topic does not overlap any of the Group’s existing reviews, by checking the links found on our website.
Please also read section 3.2.4 of the Cochrane Policy Manual, which gives a clear understanding of expectations of authors.
All review proposal documents should be received by October 1, 2013.
If you have not heard from us by November 1, 2013, please assume that your review proposal has not been successful.
The Cochrane Collaboration and Wiley sign new publishing agreement
On 5 February 2013, a renewed contract was signed between the publishers of The Cochrane Library, Wiley, and The Cochrane Collaboration, the international not-for-profit producers of systematic reviews of healthcare evidence and operators of the largest database of randomized controlled trials.
Highlights of the new contract include:
all Cochrane systematic reviews published from February 2013 will be available open access 12 months after publication in The Cochrane Library;
a programme to enhance the international reach, awareness and influence of all Cochrane content in evidence-based health care and practice;
improved accessibility for non-English language users;
development of new products and services to better serve clinical and non-clinical communities; and,
growth of the Collaboration’s reputation as the world’s foremost provider of independent, trusted, high-quality evidence for healthcare decision-making.
More than half the world’s population already has one-click access to Cochrane content through licenses or free access through the low- and middle- income countries programme.
"It marks a significant advance in establishing funded, free, and open access to Cochrane systematic reviews for clinicians, researchers and patients around the world; provides major investment in technology and new product development to keep us at the cutting edge of innovation in healthcare information; and also supports our organizational ambitions to promote evidence-based health care across the globe
Mark Wilson, Chief Executive Officer,
The Cochrane Collaboration
RevMan update version 5.2 released
RevMan version 5.2 was released at the end of 2012.
It includes numerous important changes for Diagnostic Test Accuracy (DTA) reviews
, the central one being support for the new QUADAS-2 tool.
Other improvements for all users include:
Previously only available through Archie, this lets you see how the PDF version of the review will look when published. This is especially useful if you have large or complex tables in the review.
Extra validation of references to Cochrane Reviews
This connects to Archie to check the details of each cited review. Because of the connection requirement it is only done when you run the Validation Report, not continuously as part of Validate As You Type.
The full list of changes are available here
Revisions of MECIR standards released
The Methodological Expectations of Cochrane Intervention Reviews (MECIR) project aims to specify methodological expectations for Cochrane reviews on the effects of interventions, and to ensure that these expectations are supported and implemented across the Collaboration.
Recently, revised standards for new reviews were issued by the MECIR team. It is imperative that you become familiar with these expectations.
These standards provide clarity in line with the Cochrane Handbook about expectations on how to conduct a new Cochrane Intervention Review. They are not considered to be applicable to updates of Cochrane Reviews at this point; however, this will be subject to review later in 2013.
Please find the relevant changes below:
Recently published in The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Oral Health Group publishes its reviews, updates and protocols within The Cochrane Library.
The most recent issue of The Cochrane Library was Issue 12, released in December 2012. Within it, COHG published the following:
- Local interventions for the management of alveolar osteitis (dry socket)
Daly B, Sharif MO, Newton T, Jones K, Worthington HV.
Review update (conclusions not changed)
- Extraction of primary (baby) teeth for unerupted palatally displaced permanent canine teeth in children
Parkin N, Furness S, Shah A, Thind B, Marshman Z, Glenroy G, et al.
Diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) protocol
- Diagnostic tests for oral cancer and potentially malignant disorders in patients presenting with clinically evident lesions
Liu JLY, Walsh T, Kerr AR, Lingen M, Brocklehurst P, Ogden G, et al.
- Non-pharmacological interventions for alleviating pain during orthodontic treatment
Strydom H, Pandis N, Katsaros C, Curatolo M, Fudalej P.
In Issue 11, released in November 2012, COHG published the following:
- Antibiotics to prevent complications following tooth extractions
Lodi G, Figini L, Sardella A, Carrassi A, Del Fabbro M, Furness S.
Diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) protocol
- Clinical assessment to screen for the detection of oral cavity cancer and potentially malignant disorders in apparently healthy adults
Walsh T, Liu JLY, Brocklehurst P, Lingen M, Kerr AR, Ogden G, et al.
- Interventions for replacing missing teeth: alveolar ridge preservation techniques for oral implant site development
Atieh MA, Alsabeeha NHM, Payne AGT, Duncan W, Esposito M.
- Lasers for caries removal in deciduous and permanent teeth
Montedori A, Abraha I, Orso M, D'Errico PG, Pagano S, Lombardo G.
- Maternal consumption of xylitol for preventing dental decay in children
Richards D, Duane B, Sherriff A.
- Orthodontic treatment for bimaxillary proclination in children and adults
Fleming PS, Pandis N, Fedorowicz Z, Carlo RA, Seehra J.
A full list of all titles registered with the Cochrane Oral Health Group, protocols and reviews currently in the editorial process can be found here.
To find out what has recently been published within the Cochrane Library, please click here.