Cochrane Style Manual
Cochrane Style Basics

Cochrane Style Basics is a collection of 'style essentials' designed to provide Cochrane Review authors and editors with a useful list of some of the key points from the Cochrane Style Manual. It is in PDF format and includes links to relevant sections of the Cochrane Style Manual.

Cochrane Style Basics can work as a guide for new authors or as a refresher for more experienced authors and editors, and it can be used at the start of the writing process or to prepare reviews for copy-editing. If you have suggestions for how Style Basics could be improved or how it could be used, please let us know via the Cochrane Style Manual Ideas and Feedback forum.

Cochrane Style Basics is updated periodically. The current version was published in April 2019.


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Cochrane Style Basics was created by the Cochrane Style Manual Working Group.


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Updated version (April 2019) of Cochrane Style Basics published.
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9 April 2019