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Implementation of copy editing standards for Cochrane reviews and protocols

Topic category Editorial processes and supporting review authors
Date and Location
Date: 
Thursday 20 October 2011 - 14:00 - 15:30
Location: 
Methods Group
Methods Group: 
None
Contact person
Contact person: 
Nancy Owens (Contact this person)
Facilitators
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Nancy
Last name: 
Owens
Affiliation and Country: 
Cochrane/Wiley Copy Edit Support, USA
Other contributors
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Harriet
Last name: 
MacLehose
Affiliation and Country: 
Cochrane Editorial Unit, UK
First name: 
Rachel
Last name: 
Marshall
Affiliation and Country: 
Cochrane Editorial Unit, UK
First name: 
John
Last name: 
Hilton
Affiliation and Country: 
Cochrane Editorial Unit, UK
Target audience
Target audience: 
Anyone who is involved in editorial processing and copy-editing of Cochrane reviews and protocols
Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?: 
Restricted
Level of knowledge required: 
Basic
Type of workshop
Type of workshop: 
Training
Abstract text
Abstract: 
Objectives:
1. To familiarize Cochrane editorial staff with new guidelines that have been developed to ensure copy-editing quality standards across all Cochrane reviews and protocols.
2. To understand the process for how Copy Edit Suppport and the Cochrane Editorial Unit have developed the guidelines and supporting checklists.
3. To give Cochrane editorial staff supported hands-on experience in using new checklists as part of the editorial process.

Description:
Copy Edit Support (CES) and the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) have developed guidelines to help standardize the quality of copy-editing across all published Cochrane Reviews and Protocols. To help Cochrane editorial staff and copy editors implement these guidelines, CES and the CEU have also developed CES/copy-editing checklists to help determine when reviews and protocols are ready for the final pre-publication copy-edit.

This workshop will focus on familiarizing participants with the new pre-publication guidelines and checklists: how they were developed, what they include, and how to use them. Facilitators will describe new developments and answer questions. The session will include a participatory exercise in putting the guidelines into practice.