Writing a review

If you think that you may be interested in undertaking a review for Cochrane Kidney and Transplant, the first thing to do is to approach the Editorial base in Sydney. Enquiries about the Cochrane Kidney and Transplant review process are most welcome and will not be viewed as a commitment to undertake a review.

review process

A Cochrane review is submitted in four stages.

Click on any of these stages for a description of the processes involved and the resources available.

  1. Review proposal
  2. Protocol development
  3. Review development
  4. Updating the review

How long should a review take?

A Cochrane review is never 'finished'. There are, however, steps along the way that we can estimate roughly.

  • Title to protocol:approx. 3 months
  • Protocol to review:approx. 6-12 months
  • Updates:at least every 2 years

Overdue protocol and review policy

Overdue protocols

  • Titles that have been registered for more than 12 months and the protocol has not been submitted for editorial processing, will be de-registered.
  • We will contact the review teams of titles that have been registered for 6-12 months and negotiate a date for submission or de-registration.

Overdue review

  • Protocols that have been published for more than 2 years and the draft review has not been submitted for editorial processing, will be withdrawn from the Cochrane Library.
  • We will contact the review teams of protocols that were published within the last two years and agree a plan for submission or withdrawal from the Cochrane Library.