Copy-editing checklists


Checklists can be valuable tools in copy-editing of Cochrane Protocols and Reviews.

Cochrane Editorial Resource Committee has prepared two documents to help this process. The Pre-copy-editing checklist includes the items that editorial teams should aim to address before a copy-editor can start their work. The Copy-editor’s checklist outlines the items that copy-editors should check when they are copy-editing a protocol, review, or update. An explanatory PDF document provides some background information and details on how the checklists should be used.

The checklists are available on the Editorial Resource Committee web page after log in to Archie.

After using this resource, you should be able to...
  • Use the copy-editing checklists to improve the formatting, style, and accuracy of text in Cochrane protocols, reviews and updates