Reviews needed

The group has developed a list of priority reviews from our longer vacant titles list. We consider titles from the vacant titles list and  titles suggested by authors, when Editors consider that a review is of a sufficiently high priority.

What is the process if I want to write a Cochrane review on a neuromuscular topic?

If you would like to author a review:

  1. Check that you are eligible to author a review, according to the conflicts of interest policy.
  2. Look at our priority titles and list of reviews needed (we also consider other titles).
  3. Check the Cochrane Library to see whether the proposal duplicates existing work.
  4. Contact the Managing Editor of Cochrane Neuromuscular by email, to confirm that the title fits within the scope of the Group, that it is not currently being undertaken by anyone else, and that it would currently be considered a priority for registration.
  5. If the proposal appears to meet these requirements, we will ask you to complete the review proposal form with your idea for a review and send it to along with a short CV from the lead or senior author.

We would like your proposal to meet the following criteria:

  • We require that each review has at least two authors from at least two institutions.
  • If members of the review team have been involved in studies which may be eligible for the review, other authors with no such involvement will be required to assess these studies.
  • We consider it an advantage for authors to be multidisciplinary: we encourage the inclusion of paramedical staff, nurses and patient representatives. 
  • The review team as a whole and individual authors meet the requirements of the Cochrane conflicts of interest policy, which includes requirements that:
    • a review author cannot be an employee of an organisation with a potential financial interest in the findings of the review
    • the lead author must have no commercial conflicts of interest in the intervention or in competing interventions
    • a majority of review authors must be without commercial conflicts of interest

The Cochrane Publishing and Policy Manual details general expectations of review teams here.