Plain Language Summaries

The Plain Language Summaries pilot project is a Strategy to 2020 initiative to improve and standardize the content, presentation, and readability of Plain Language Summaries (PLSs) of Cochrane Reviews, in order to make them easier to read, use, and translate into other languages. We plan to do this by piloting implementation of a new template for developing PLSs with several Cochrane Review Groups, and using the information gathered to develop a plan to integrate the template into the editorial process for all Cochrane Reviews.

Project contact: Julie Wood, Head, Cochrane Communications and External Affairs