Group policies

Preparing a Cochrane review is somewhat different to submitting work to a peer-reviewed journal. The Cochrane Breast Cancer Group's role is to support authors while the review is being developed particularly in relation to advice, training and editorial expertise to expediate and secure publication in the Cochrane Library.

Like a peer-reviewed journal however, each review should meet the quality and editorial standards determined by the Cochrane Breast Cancer Group who ultimately reserve the right to make the final decision regarding publication.

The Group has developed a number of policies relating to the conduct of systematic reviews in breast cancer (refer to left-side panel).

Authors are strongly advised to familiarise themselves with the specific policies of the Group and to prepare their Protocols and Reviews accordingly. These policies can be found in the group's Module. It should be noted that policies are regularly revised and updated and authors are therefore encouraged to review these more than once during the process of review development.

If you are ever unsure about anything relating to this process you should contact