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 four weeks

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

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 CochraneWork@cochrane.org.

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.