• 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


  • 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
    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)
    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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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