Cochrane Style Manual

The Cochrane Style Manual helps authors and editors apply a consistent style across Cochrane Reviews and other Cochrane content. Cochrane copy-editors use this Style Manual to apply the Cochrane journal style when working on protocols and reviews before publication. See About this manual for more.

Cochrane Style Basics is a summary of the main style points.

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8 September 2023