Our Editorial Base Staff
Coordinating Editor: Jonathan Craig
Deputy Coordinating Editor: Giovanni Strippoli
Managing Editor: Fiona Russell
Information Specialist: Gail Higgins
Copy Editor: Narelle Willis
- Arvind Bagga (India)
- Emmanuel Effa (Nigeria)
- Elisabeth Hodson (Australia)
- Vivekanand Jha (India)
- David Johnson (Australia)
- Petra Macaskill (Australia)
- Suetonia Palmer (New Zealand)
- Matthew Roberts (Australia)
- Angela Webster (Australia)
- Colin Wilson (UK)
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 a Cochrane Kidney and Transplant Editor are:
- 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 a number of new reviews and updates 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 Managing Editor.
- To identify potential authors who can prepare a systematic review, and explain to them the implications of doing a Cochrane Review.
- To contribute to CKT editorial policy decisions.
- To participate in two Editorial Board meetings per year via teleconference.
- To be prepared to represent CKT when attending conferences and specialist meetings.
- Where possible, to attend training workshops for editors and the annual Cochrane Colloquium.