Cochrane Style Manual
Plain language summaries

Information about the required structure and content of Plain language summaries is provided in the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions chapter iii, section 2.

Plain language summaries should be at least 400 and no more than 850 words long.

Section info
Describe change
New link to Plain language summary guidance and template.
Plain language summary length updated.
Change date
11 November 2022