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
1. Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR) update
i. Reporting search dates in Cochrane Reviews Clarification of the definition of "Full search – results fully incorporated" has been updated in Table 1 (date of search/search results fully incorporated). This means the definition is now consistent across other resources.
3. The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) webinar on authorship
The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) is running a webinar on authorship issues on Thursday 29 June at 1400 UK time. The webinar is for COPE members – all CRGs are COPE members - and the webinar is free. The webinar will cover the main issues that are brought to COPE for advice, ranging from what constitutes authorship to guidelines for authorship and questionable authorship practices. There will be guest speakers followed by an open discussion with questions from attendees.
Thanks to so many of you for signing up to the new ME discussion Forum on Cochrane.org. While it can’t replace the immediacy of the ME email-list, please feel welcome to post up summaries of discussions as the Forum posts are archived and much more accessible.
It’s also worth knowing that you are able to adjust the settings in the forum to receive email alerts when new topics or comments are posted. To do this, choose the hamburger icon near the upper right hand corner, and then the cog wheels which appear below it.
Navigate to “Preferences” from the horizontal menu bar, and then “Emails” on the left hand menu bar. You can then choose the frequency of the activity summary email.
5. Reminder regarding new MEs and AMEs
New appointees (MEs and AMEs) should be announced on the MEs mailing list. Please advise the Central Executive Team who will inform the MEs’ Executive Co-conveners. The new staff member will then be signed up to the necessary resources within Archie. ME & AME jobs should be posted on the Cochranejobs page. For further information, please check theChanges to Cochrane Groups - Notification processwhich specifies the changes to core CRG staff that require notification.
6. CRS web update
The CIS Support Team and Metaxis have been rolling out Cochrane Register of Studies Web (CRS Web) over the last six months. Almost all CRGs are now live on the system, or are on the demo version in preparation for moving to the new system.
CRS Web builds on the existing stand-alone desktop CRS, and provides users with lots of new and enhanced features including:
· Faster search and a clearer interface.
· Connection via the web means real-time access to CRS records and to CENTRAL, with no need to synchronize the database.
· Searching of CENTRAL records, ClinicalTrials.gov and across group specialised registers within CRS Web (once all groups are live).
· The ability to screen records in the system using the new triage function, which allows you to move records into folders with one click.
· The application of machine learning through the Classifier, allowing information specialists to see whether records coming into the CRS from various sources are within their Group's scope.
· Improved, HarmoniSR-compliant import filters which are customizable for non-core bibliographic fields.
· Improved deduplication features.
· The ability to track records fully through the review process, and audit what has been sent to authors for each review search.
We are planning to close down access to the stand-alone version of the CRS by 31 July 2017. The CIS Support Team is here to help CRGs with the transition. Please let us know of any issues or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Welcome and farewell
Farewell Jess Sharp’s last day for the Common Mental Disorders Group was 9 June 2017. We wish her well and all the best for her future. Congratulations Emma Jackson is now the Assistant ME with the Airways Group. Previously Emma was the Editorial Assistant. Helen Scott is the new Assistant ME with the Skin Group. Tineke Crawford is the new ME for the former Fertility Regulation Group titles.
Nicola’s baby Nicola Lindson-Hawley (Tobacco Addiction Group) is happy to announce that on 7th April. Edie Rose was born. Mother and baby doing well.
If you have any questions about any of the above items, or about any aspect of your ME role, regardless of your location, please contact us at email@example.com