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:
- Check that you are eligible to author a review, according to the conflicts of interest policy.
- Look at our priority titles and list of reviews needed (we also consider other titles).
- Check the Cochrane Library to see whether the proposal duplicates existing work.
- Contact the Managing Editor of Cochrane Neuromuscular by email email@example.com, 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.