Call for submissions for a COVID-19 supplement to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Call for submissions for a COVID-19 supplement to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Cochrane's Editor in Chief invites members of Cochrane groups to submit a Short Report on their editorial or methods initiatives related to the COVID-19 response, including ongoing work and future preparedness. Accepted reports will be published as part of a special COVID-19 Supplement in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. We aim to publish the Supplement on the Cochrane Library in October 2020.

The Cochrane community has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in many ways. We want to take this opportunity to recognize and report on some of this work through a publication on the Cochrane Library.

We will consider Short Reports from Cochrane groups working on editorial and methods initiatives during the pandemic, reporting on what was done as well as lessons learned on how we can improve preparedness for future pandemic situations. This could include, but is not limited to: the production of prioritized systematic reviews; new methods for addressing questions; informing policy, guidelines or practice; improved patient outcomes; developing best practice; mapping or scoping projects; and capacity building. All submissions will be assessed and edited by a team at the Editorial and Methods Department.

How to submit

Before submitting, please read and ensure you adhere to the guidelines for authors.

You can submit you manuscript via our online submission system. Please use the COVID-19 Short Report article type when submitting and confirm you are submitting the short report to the Special Supplement to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews on COVID-19.

The deadline for submissions is 23 September 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Ella Flemyng (Methods Implement Coordinator - or John Hilton (Senior Editor Publishing Operations -

August 21, 2020