Cochrane Style Manual
Other reference types

In this section: Personal communication: email message; letter; other (e.g. conversation) | Computer program | Unpublished data | Figure, table or appendix in a journal article | Study listed in a trial register | Ongoing study (not listed in trial register) | Publication on the Internet | Scientific or technical report

Personal communication: email message

Example: Smith A. Allocation concealment used in our trial [personal communication]. Email to: C Keystone. 27 November 2009.

Reference ID Smith 2009 [pers comm]
Reference type Other
Authors Smith A

Author of the email

English title Allocation concealment used in our trial [personal communication]

Email subject line

Journal/book/source Email to: C Keystone

Email recipient

Date of publication 27 November 2009

Date email sent

Personal communication: letter

Example: Smith A. (Vaccine Research Group, London, UK) [personal communication]. Letter to: C Keystone (Vaccine Review Study Team, London, UK) 27 November 2009.

Reference ID Smith 2009 [pers comm]
Reference type Other
Authors Smith A. (Vaccine Research Group, London, UK)

Letter author (letter author's affiliation)

English title [personal communication]
Journal/book/source Letter to: C Keystone (Vaccine Review Study Team, London, UK)

Letter recipient (letter recipient's affiliation)

Date of publication 27 November 2009

Date letter sent

Volume Located at: [insert archive name and address]

Complete this section if the letter is available in a public archive

Personal communication: other communication (e.g. conversation)

Example: Smith A. (Vaccine Research Group, London, UK). [personal communication]. Conversation with: C Keystone (Vaccine Review Study Team, London, UK) 27 November 2009.

Reference ID Smith 2009 [pers comm]
Reference type Other
Authors Smith A. (Vaccine Research Group, London, UK)

Person contacted for conversation (person's affiliation)

English title [personal communication]
Journal/book/source Conversation with: C Keystone (Vaccine Review Study Team, London, UK)

Person who initiated conversation or citing conversation (person's affiliation)

Date of publication 27 November 2009

Date conversation held

Computer program

Example: Review Manager 5 (RevMan 5) [Computer program]. Version 5.3. Copenhagen: Nordic Cochrane Centre, The Cochrane Collaboration, 2014.

Note: although we now refer to 'Review Manager 5' and 'RevMan 5' in text, the reference ID that should be used for this program remains 'Review Manager 2014'.

Reference type Computer program
English title Review Manager 5 (RevMan 5)
Date of publication 2014
Edition 5.3
Publisher name Nordic Cochrane Centre, The Cochrane Collaboration
City of publication Copenhagen

Example: GRADEpro GDT [Computer program]. Version accessed 10 August 2015. Hamilton (ON): GRADE Working Group, McMaster University, 2014.

Reference type Computer program
English title GRADEpro GDT
Date of publication 2014
Edition

accessed 10 August 2015

Note: when computer programs are browser-based and do not have an explicit version number, supply an accessed date instead of a version number.

Note: do not add 'Version' in Edition field; it is added automatically

Publisher name GRADE Working Group, McMaster University
City of publication Hamilton (ON)

Unpublished data

Example: UK/Asia trialists. Individual patient data (as supplied 1 April 1995). Data on file.

Reference type Unpublished data
Authors UK/Asia trialists
English title Individual patient data (as supplied 1 April 1995)
Journal/book/source Data on file

Figure, table or appendix in a journal article

Use this format when referencing a figure, table or appendix within a journal article, or when reproducing such material in a Cochrane Review.

Example: Osrin D, Vaidya A, Shrestha Y, Baniya RB, Manandhar DS, Adhikari RK, et al. Effects of antenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation on birthweight and gestational duration in Nepal: double-blind, randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2005;365(9463):955-62. Figure, Trial profile; p. 958.

Reference type Other
Authors Osrin D, Vaidya A, Shrestha Y, Baniya RB, Manandhar DS, Adhikari RK, et al
English title Effects of antenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation on birthweight and gestational duration in Nepal: double-blind, randomised controlled trial
Journal/book/source Lancet
Date of publication 2005
Volume 365
Issue 9463
Pages 955-62. Figure, Trial profile; p. 958

Study listed in a trial register

Example: NCT00119132. Effectiveness of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in children [Study of impact of intermittent preventive treatment in children with amodiaquine plus artesunate versus sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine on hemoglobin levels and malaria morbidity in Hohoe District of Ghana]. clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00119132 (first received 10 August 2005).

Reference type Other
Study ID NCT00119132

Trial registration number

Authors NCT00119132

Trial registration number

English title Effectiveness of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in children

Use ‘Brief title’ or ‘Public title’ of trial as given in register (in sentence case)

Original title Study of impact of intermittent preventive treatment in children with amodiaquine plus artesunate versus sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine on hemoglobin levels and malaria morbidity in Hohoe District of Ghana

Use any other title that may be included in the register (in sentence case)

Journal/book/source clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00119132

Website address showing trial registration form

Date of publication (first received 10 August 2005)

‘Date first received’ for the registry record

Ongoing study (not in trial register or journal)

Example: Der Hoeven EJRJ, Schonewille WJ, Vos JA. BASilar artery International Cooperation Study (BASICS) trial. www.basicstrial.com (accessed 1 June 2016).

Reference type Other
Study ID Der Hoeven ongoing

Contact person’s family name plus word 'ongoing'

Authors

Der Hoeven EJRJ, Schonewille WJ, Vos JA.

Listed contact people

English title

Basilar artery international cooperation study (BASICS) trial

Main title of trial as given in document (in sentence case)

Original title

 

Journal/book/source www.basicstrial.com

Description of source where ongoing study located (e.g. website address)

Date of publication (accessed 1 June 2016)

Date above website accessed, given in brackets

Publication on the Internet

Example: The Global fund. Private sector co-payment method. www.theglobalfund.org/en/privatesectorcopayment (accessed 10 June 2016).

Reference type Other
Authors The Global Fund
English title Private sector co-payment method
Journal/book/source

www.theglobalfund.org/en/privatesectorcopayment

Note: do not include the preceding 'http://' or 'https://' with the URL.

Date of publication

(accessed 10 June 2016)

Note: if the date of access is unknown, use '(accessed prior to DD Month YYYY)' using the date on which the review is being edited.

Example: Wikipedia. Archie Cochrane. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archie_Cochrane (accessed 1 June 2015).

Reference type Other
Authors Wikipedia
English title Archie Cochrane
Journal/book/source

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archie_Cochrane

Note: do not include the preceding 'http://' or 'https://' with the URL.

Date of publication

(accessed 1 June 2015)

Note: if the date of access is unknown, use '(accessed prior to DD Month YYYY)' using the date on which the review is being edited.

Scientific or technical report

Example: Akutsu T. Total heart replacement device. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health, National Heart and Lung Institute; 1974 April. Report No.: NIH NHLI 69 2185 4.

Reference type Other
Authors Akutsu T
English title Total heart replacement device
Journal/book/source Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health, National Heart and Lung Institute; 1974 April. Report No.: NIH-NHLI-69-2185-4
Section info
Describe change
Corrected the format of the date to be entered when referencing a study from a trial register.
Added note confirming the reference ID to be used for the Review Manager 5 computer program.
Change date
22 March 2017