Registering a new title

The titles of Cochrane reviews all follow a similar logic. New titles should therefore fit one of the three prescribed formats:

1. [Intervention] for [health problem], or

2. [Intervention A] versus [Intervention B/Control] for [health problem], or

3. [Intervention] for [health problem] in [participant group/location]

For example: "Manual material handling advice and assistive devices for preventing and treating back pain in workers"


All Cochrane reviews pass a three-phase production process:


1) Title registration with a Review Group
     - A thorough check that the title is relevant
     - Avoids duplication of effort
     - Grants authors the entitlement to carry out the review
     - Following submission, editorial feedback given within three weeks
       (read more)

2) Protocol (a detailed research plan)
     - Peer-reviewed
     - Reduces bias as authors cannot change their research question to suit the results they find
     - Following submission, editorial feedback given within six weeks
       (read more)

3) Review (realisation of the protocol)
     - Peer-reviewed
     - Following submission, editorial feedback given within six weeks

     - Regularly updated (ideally) ad infinitum

To start your climb from the first rung of this ladder you need to fill in and submit our Review Proposal Form to the Managing Editor.

If you want to submit a title to us and you want to plan your review project to include also our response times then read more about our group's editorial process.