2019

  • Issue 7: (September 2019)
    1. Cochrane Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR) update
    2. Identifying Translators to assess and extract data of studies in different languages for inclusion in Cochrane Reviews 
    3. RevMan Web
    4. RevMan 5 and RevMan Web: troubleshooting and updates
    5. Deleting person records from Archie
    6. Forthcoming webinars/training sessions
    7. Farewell
       
  • Issue 6: (August 2019)
    1. Welcome
    2. Editorial & Methods Department Projects
      • Editorial Management System update
      • Comments Publishing update
    3. Editorial & Publishing Policy Resource update 
    4. Cochrane Style Manual updates
    5. Messages from TaskExchange 
    6. REMINDER: updating or editing your website
    7. Warning about Elizabeth Royle's holiday: 9-23 August 2019 inclusive
    8. REMINDER: who to contact for issues/queries
       
  • Issue 5: (June 2019)
    1. Welcome
    2. ALERT: Workflow task emails from Archie - marking tasks as 'Done'
    3. Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR) updates
      • Authorship and contributorship
      • Cochrane peer review policy
    4. RevMan Web
      • Best practice suggestions for editing reviews
      • Adding footnotes for authors
    5. RevMan 5
    6. Cochrane Account login upgrade - changes in Archie
    7. REMINDER: Who to contact for issues/queries
    8. Farewell
       
  • Issue 4: (May 2019)
    1. UPDATE: Changes to two Archie system wide email templates
    2. UPDATE:Updating Classification System (UCS)
    3. REMINDER: Data protection and peer review
    4. REMINDER: Data protection and Archie workflow template emails
    5. Welcome
    6. Farewell
       
  • Issue 3: (March 2019)
    1. Communication with Cochrane authors about signing licence for publication forms
    2. Workflows email templates: cc'ing all authors
    3. Comments on Cochrane Reviews: update on Comment publishing
    4. NEW: Launch of Cochrane Help and Support Centre
    5. PROJECT UPDATE: Editorial management system strategy
    6. RevMan Web update
    7. TRAINING: new module on Network Meta Analysis (NMA)
    8. WEBINAR: Visualising Cochrane Evidence in practice: experience from Cochrane Common Mental Disorders
    9. Cochrane Style Manual: recent updates
    10. International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) poster submission deadline
       
  • Issue 2: (February 2019)
    1. Updating Classification System: decision made to start publishing
    2. Standard Training Materials
    3. Cochrane Style Manual: recent changes
    4. Launch of Editorial Essentials
    5. RevMan Web: What is 'Snapshot from RevMan Web' in Archie History tab?
    6. Cochrane UK & Cochrane Ireland Symposium 2019, Oxford
    7. Welcome
    8. Farewell
       
  • Issue 1: (January 2019)
    1. RevMan Web: Full Text option, Moving between references and study data
    2. Cochrane Library: feature to highlight reviews from CRGs discontinued
    3. Request for details of potentially urgent submissions to CES
    4. REMINDER: Scientific misconduct survey
    5. REMINDER: update your CoI statement for 2019
    6. Cochrane Survey: Provide feedback on Cochrane’s Policy on Conflicts of Interest
    7. Cochrane Colloquium, Santiago 2019
    8. Welcome and Farewell
    9. ME Support salutations
       

2018

  • Issue 11: (December 2018)
    1. EPPR: Supplemental material
    2. EPPR: Peer review policy compliance
    3. When does an amendment need a new citation?
    4. REVMAN WEB - Automatic tagging of review versions
    5. MISCONDUCT: how we investigate cases of misconduct (Brian Wansink
        case)
    6. Cochrane Style Basics: new version released
    7. Details of the CES closure for Christmas and New Year 2018-19
    8. Farewell
    9. ME Support cover for the festive season
       
  • Issue 10: (November 2018)
    1. REVMAN WEB
    2. Tips and Tricks
    3. REMINDER: ME Support queries
    4. Training Opportunities
    5. Welcome and Farewell
       
  • Issue 9: (October 2018)
    1. Changes in the Editorial and Methods Department's Editorial Policy and Publication Unit’s team roles and job titles
    2. Changes to the Cochrane Library Comments system: update
    3. ALERT: checking in Reviews that are being prepared in REVMAN WEB
    4. COPE: diversity in peer review – resource for CRGs
    5. REMINDER: ME Support queries
    6. Nuggets from the Copy-Edit team
    7. Farewell
       
  • Issue 8: (September 2018)
    1. Updated sections to the Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR)
      • Updated 'What's new' publishing events
    2. Colloquium news
      • WORKSHOP: Editorial and Methods Department best practice in editorial policies, process, and publication
      • MEs/AMEs meeting
      • Of particular relevance to MEs/AMEs
      • ME Support availability during the colloquium
    3. WEBINAR: Get to know RevMan Web - the new writing tool
    4. REMINDER: Customised Workflow templates
    5. REMINDER: ME Support queries
    6. Welcome & other news
       
  • Issue 7: (August 2018)
    1. Q&As from the 'Policy surgery' are now available
    2. REMINDER: Publishing embargo for Cochrane Reviews and translations from 00:01 BST Tuesday, 7 August to BST 00:01 Thursday, 9 August
    3. REMINDER: Cochrane Library launch
    4. REMINDER: Changes to the Cochrane Library Comments system
    5. New PICO annotated tasks now included in workflow templates version 1.5
    6. Call for a clean-up of the Group Role 'Staff' in Archie
    7. Expressions of interest that do not fit the scope of your Group
    8. Module reminder
    9. Farewell
       
  • Issue 6: (July 2018)
    1. Editorial Policy and Publishing Resource updates
      • Authorship and contributorship: deceased authors
      • Peer reviewer checklists updated
      • Forthcoming changes to the Cochrane Library Comments system
    2. RevMan Web update
    3. Cochrane Training website updated
    4. Archie records update
      • How to edit a record when a staff member leaves
      • Duplicate records in Archie
    5. Welcome and farewell
       
  • Issue 5: (June 2018)
    1. Updated peer reviewer checklists and workflow email templates
    2. Changes to the Comments (Feedback) system on the Cochrane Library: support and webinars
    3. Updating Classification System: update on publication
    4. Copy-editing tips:
      • 'Characteristics of ...'tables: general formatting
      • Main formatting for 'Characteristics of...' tables
      • 'Risk of bias' tables
    5. Tips and tricks:
      • Affiliation versus Contact Address
      • RevMan 'Insert Link To...' tool
    6. Welcome and farewell
       
  • Issue 4: (May 2018)
    1. Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR) update: Announcement of new
    2. Cochrane-wide peer review policy
    3. UPCOMING WEBINAR for Managing Editors
    4. REMINDER: 'About The Cochrane Collaboration' database is being retired
    5. Copy editing tips
    6. REMINDER: Cochrane Reviews and PubMed
    7. Membership scheme and acknowledging translators
    8. REMINDER: Where to direct your queries - Community Support Team or ME Support?
       
  • Issue 3: (April 2018)
    1. Welcome
    2. UPCOMING WEBINAR for Managing Editors: Peer review policy
    3. International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication
    4. Where to direct your queries: Community Support Team or ME Support?
    5. Copy editing tips
    6. Metrics Toolkit
    7. Preview the new Cochrane Library website
    8. Summary of regional meeting of MEs & AMEs in Canada
       
  • Issue 2: (March 2018)
    1. Welcome: two new Managing Editors
    2. UPCOMING WEBINAR for Managing Editors: CRG Networks Implementation
    3. Mini survey on current peer review process and workflows for Managing Editors
    4. Resolve duplicate messages in Archie
    5. New webinar series: editorial policy and publication
    6. ATTENTION: changes to Copy Edit Support
    7. REMINDER: recorded webinars
      • Plagiarism
      • Membership
    8. ATTENTION: Cochrane Review gold open access for NIHR-funded CRGs
    9. Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR) update
      • Authors using a Group name
      • Joint first authors
         
  • Issue 1: (February 2018)
    1. Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR) update
      • Authorship and contributorship
      • Author contact details in published Cochrane Reviews
    2. REMINDER: changes to the administration of mailing lists relevant to the Editorial base
    3. REMINDER: contact process for new ME in post
    4. REMINDER: update your CoI statement for 2018
    5. Tips and Tricks
      • Archie notifications and 'Suggested changes'
    6. Updates from the Covidence Team
    7. Training module

2017

  • Issue 9, December: Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR) update: rejecting Cochrane Reviews and the appeals process webinar; New resources and Cochrane Review Group re-accreditation; The Enhanced Cochrane Library project; Resolved Cochrane Library issue: ‘New’ tag for CENTRAL records; The Campbell Collaboration; Common errors ‘virtual workshop’ for Editors announcement; ISMPP European Meeting 2018: COPE member discount; And now for something completely different.....; ME Support cover over December/January holiday
     
  • Issue 8, November: Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR) updates; rejecting Cochrane Reviews and the appeals process webinars; New standard workflow emails for peer review process; Tips and Tricks - What is the CD number of a review and where do I find it?; Information about search and browse issues in the Cochrane Library; Next steps for Cochrane Membership: an update for Cochrane Groups; REMINDER: Copy Edit Support (CES) Christmas 2017 closure details and what to do about URGENT submissions; Welcome.
     
  • Issue 7, October: Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR) updates; Online training modules; Editors’ workshop in Melbourne, Australia; In Progress workflows – action needed; Tips and tricks: An Advance Search tip to encourage MEs to tidy up their Person records, marking those authors without document author roles as Inactive; Interim arrangements for technical support; Job opportunities; Global Evidence Summit; New standard workflows; Welcome and farewell.
     
  • Issue 6, August: Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR) update: policy on the rejection of Cochrane reviews, Cochrane appeals policy; New standard workflows; Tips and Tricks: Editing the footnotes in a Figure created from an analysis in RevMan; Reminder - Copy Edit Support holiday arrangements; Reminder - Global Evidence Summit; Welcome and farewell.
     
  • Issue 5, July: Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR) update: Cochrane review Updates; Cochrane Style Manual update: Cochrane formatting (typography), Website addresses and links; Covidence information updated for new authors; A message from your Executive; Copy-edit Support and ME Support; Tips and Tricks: Super User permissions in Archie, Authors using a group name; New Archie Person record and emails from Join Cochrane; Welcome and farewell.
     
  • Issue 4, June: Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR) update: Reporting search dates in Cochrane reviews, Report on Comments received on Cochrane Reviews in 2016; Cochrane Style Manual update: Symbols and special characters, Upper-case letters; The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) webinar on authorship; Managing Editors Forum; Reminder regarding new MEs and AMEs; CRS web update; Welcome and farewell.
     
  • Issue 3, April: Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR) update: Review validation checks, CRG Peer Review survey; Cochrane Style Manual update; Archie updates, version v.4.14; Standardized Affiliation Addresses; Feedback/suggestions on Workflow task email templates recently added to Archie; Contact for issues relating to scientific fraud or misconduct; and Duplicate Cochrane accounts created through the Membership Project.
     
  • Issue 2, March: Copy editing policy, Revised Conflict of Interest Policy for Peer Reviewers (Referees), Updating Classification System, Screening Notes: common issues in Summary of Findings tables and how to address them, Correction on link in last month’s Digest on workflows, Cochrane Methods Training - GRADE & GRADE CERQual, Notification process for changes to Cochrane Groups, Covidence updates webinars, Welcome and other news.
     
  • Issue 1, February: Republish requests; Standard workflow task emals; Reviews without workflows; Pending, Not Started workflows; Recent changes to Archie, v. 4.13; Queries to the Funding Arbiter; Updating Conflict of Interest declarations in Archie; Tips and Tricks: Email link for LfP forms to authors; Welcome/farewell and other news.

2016

  • Issue 8, December: Check What's new events when republishing reviews; Resolving duplicate person records in Archie; The Reviews and Methods Digest; Transfer Workflow Roles; Managing Editors' Portal; Funding opportunities; Welcome and other news; ME Support over December/January holiday.
     
  • Issue 7, November: Archie 4.12 What's New; Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR) update: Explaining Cochrane Review DOIs and URLs, Updating Classification System (UCS), Archie records for deceased authors; New versions of the Licence for Publication forms; Tips and Tricks: the Review Citation Wizard in Archie; Reminder: highlight a review from your CRG in the Cochrane Library; Reminder: instructions for submitting a request to Copy Edit Support; Reminder: results of the Cochrane Review Group peer review survey 2016; Welcome/Farewell and other News.
     
  • Issue 6, October: Book a session with ME Support in Seoul; ME Support email address; Changes to the open access policy; Changes to the licence for publication forms; CrossCheck webinars available on Training website; Methods Training Event on GRADE, 5-7 December 2016; Tracked changes left in the published review; Welcome/Farewell and other News.
     
  • Issue 5, September: Spot the difference?; Updating Classification System (UCS); Cochrane Colloquium, Seoul; Resolving duplicates in Archie; A refresher on Conflict of interest (CoI) declarations for Editors; Welcome/Farewell and other News.
     
  • Issue 4, July: Updating Classification System (UCS); Changes related to the Cochrane Editorial and Publishing Policy (EPPR); Systematic reviews update; Cochrane Style Manual (formerly known as Cochrane Style Guide).
     
  • Issue 3, June: Did you know…?; Opening a RevMan file with lots of included studies; The Status of Protocols changed to Withdrawn; A few tips when using EPPI-Reviewer; Archie Training server database updated; Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR) update.
     
  • Issue 2, February: Summary of Findings Table webinar; Save the date: Cochrane Trainers’ Week virtual conference; Archie Document and Role permissions; Did you know…?; Covidence webinar; Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR) update.
     
  • Issue 1, January: Questions on summary of findings tables; Cochrane Reviews with funding from the National Institute of Health Research (NIH), USA; Translation services available for authors; Archie release 4.11; Plagiarism webinars and survey.

2015

  • Issue 12, December: New advanced searches available in Archie; Christmas factoids; Managing Editor (ME) Support cover over Christmas/New Year.
     
  • Issue 11, November: Unsigned License for Publication forms delaying publication; Updated sections to the Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR).
     
  • Issue 10, October: Highlighted reviews on the Cochrane Library website; Connection problems logging into Archie; Future planned training days for MEs; New forms available from the Editorial Resources Committee (ERC).
     
  • Issue 9, September: 2015 Colloquium in Vienna; Workshops for MEs; Cochrane Updating Classification System (UCS): helping readers and editors understand the status of reviews; Peer Review for Cochrane Reviews; Workshop for Managing Editors and Assistant Managing Editors; Cochrane Exchange.
     
  • Issue 8, August: Vienna Colloquium; What’s New events to select when publishing an updated review; Archie records for Inactive or past contributors; Post-publication issues and queries; Conflict of interest forms for the editorial team; New reference for GRADEpro software; NIH Manuscript submission; The International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) membership.
     
  • Issue 7, June: What’s New in Archie?; Colloquium early bird registration deadline; Standardising Roles in Archie; Review Group Summary Report; Tip from the User Experience Group (UXG); ‘Get involved’ request suggestion for potential contributors; Communications Network Weekly Digest.
     
  • Issue 6, January: Update on CrossCheck training; new guide on which 'What's New' events to select when publishing a protocol or review; Archie Training Server; UserVoice feedback widget; Updating Classification System project update; updates to the Cochrane Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource; Becky Gray’s Archie award; posting job opportunities for MEs.

2014

  • Issue 5, September: ME Support at the Colloquium; Changes to ME Support team; Contacting ME Support; MEs’ section of the Cochrane Training website; new plagiarism policy and planned training for CrossCheck; Archie and copy-editors; Cochrane Style Guide update; link to an open access webinar recording; ALPSP webinar on managing editorial outreach and quality in a global environment.

  • Issue 4, June: Archie 4.5 release; RevMan 5.3 public beta version; embargo on publishing Cochrane Reviews between 6 and 10 June; webinars on workflows and other training events; posting copies of Cochrane Reviews to ResearchGate; standardizing the entry of Canadian province data in Archie; and changes to ME Support.

  • Issue 3, March: Training update, including on the training needs assessment; ME Support evaluation; ME Portal update; feedback due on the CRG Structure and Function document; “How to…” reminder; Symbols/special characters in Cicgrabe Reviews; publishing a review as “updated” and “stable”; reminder about including Cochrane Reviews in PubMed Central.

  • Issue 2, January: Archie 4.3 release; changes to licence for publication forms; gold open access for Cochrane Review; reminder about ME Support; ME Support evaluation; training events for MEs; new ME Support posts; The Cochrane Library Technology Roadmap webinars

2013

  • Issue 1, September: Quebec City Colloquium; new ME Support posts; training needs assessment; new policy resources; CEU screening of new intervention reviews; reminder about reviews delayed for publication because of missing licence for publication forms; Archie 4.1