Title Registrations at the Oral Health Group (change in policy)

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Due to the prioritization of topic areas, the Cochrane Oral Health Group is changing their policy on the registration of new systematic review titles from February 2013.

New title proposals will now be considered by a meeting of the Editorial Team twice a year, in October and April. A maximum of four titles will be registered at this meeting.

To submit a title for the October 2013 meeting, the following process should be followed:

  1. Fill in a title registration proposal form, which can be found on our website.
  2. Include PDF copies of at least two randomized controlled trials which meet the inclusion criteria of the review
  3. Include a CV from the lead author
  4. Email the documents to: cohg@manchester.ac.uk


We are currently only registering titles based on interventions (prevention or treatment) rather than diagnostic test accuracy or prognosis. You should also check that your topic does not overlap any of the Group’s existing reviews, links can be found on our website (scroll down to Oral Health Group Reviews). You can also find our publications in the Cochrane Library.

Please also read section 3.2.4 of the Cochrane Policy Manual, which gives a clear understanding of expectations of authors.

All title registration documents should be received by 1st October 2013. If you have not heard from us by 1st November 2013, please assume that your title proposal has not been successful.

2 thoughts on “Title Registrations at the Oral Health Group (change in policy)

  1. Hi!
    I am a new entry in the oral health group. I am very keen on writing a review as a team. This is very informative post on how we can contribute as the team leader but I would like to serve in any existing reviewing group and learn about the process and organization better. Please guide me with this.

    • Hi Anirudha, there are opportunities to get involved. Send an email to cohg@manchester.ac.uk and tell us a bit about your background. Are you a clinician/dentist? If so, let us know what your specialist interests are. We could get you involved in clinical refereeing as a starting point, and then see if there are any teams you could join. Thanks for your interest!

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