The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is a peer reviewed publication, which means that every Cochrane Review is evaluated by one or more specialists external to the CRG editorial team before publication, and the Cochrane Review authors have the opportunity to revise the Cochrane Review in response to feedback.
We extend a huge thanks to everyone who has acted as peer reviewer for our Group over the years.
From January 2019, and consistent with Cochrane’s core principles, including open and transparent communication and decision making, our Group will adopt a named peer review process. In a named peer review process, the Cochrane Review author and peer reviewer know each other’s names and affiliations during the peer review process.
As a minimum standard, every Cochrane Review will be peer-reviewed by at least one clinical/topic specialist (with a minimum of one external to the Cochrane Review Group (CRG) editorial team) and one statistician/methodologist (who may, in some circumstances, be part of the CRG editorial team).
It is expected that CRGs aim to include at least one consumer peer reviewer per Cochrane Review.