Our Editorial Team

Our Editorial Base Staff

Our Editors

Statistical Advisors

Role of the Editors

Editors of Cochrane Kidney and Transplant need to have:-

  • Knowledge of the areas within the scope of Cochrane Kidney and Transplant
  • Experience in carrying out systematic reviews for Cochrane
  • Experience in reviewing and editing scientific material for publication
  • The ability to facilitate the inclusion of the results of comments and criticisms into reviews

The main roles of an editor of Cochrane Kidney and Transplant are the following:-

  • To provide objective and unbiased reviews of new protocols and reviews to ensure that they make scientific sense, address relevant issues, make appropriate conclusions and are in the standard format used by Cochrane
  • To take primary editorial responsibility for approximately two reviews and four protocols per year, which includes suggesting suitable referees, prioritising comments/criticisms made by referees and recommending acceptance (or the need for further development) for publication in the Cochrane Library to the Coordinating Editor.
  • To identify potential authors who can prepare a systematic review, and explain to them the implications of doing a Cochrane Review
  • To identify to the editorial base any new randomised controlled trials within the scope of Cochrane Kidney and Transplant
  • Recommend whether a new title or a title submitted by another Cochrane review group is within the scope of Cochrane Kidney and Transplant
  • Suggest referees from within Cochrane Kidney and Transplant, within or outside Cochrane for a new protocol or review
  • Where possible, attend training workshops for editors and the annual Cochrane Colloquium to increase their understanding of how a scientifically and methodologically satisfactory review is created for Cochrane
  • Contribute to the policies of Cochrane Kidney and Transplant