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Workshop for Managing Editors and Assistant Managing Editors: our pursuits aren't trivial

Topic category Editorial processes and supporting review authors
Date and Location
Date: 
Saturday 22 October 2011 - 14:00 - 15:30
Location: 
Methods Group
Methods Group: 
None
Contact person
Contact person: 
Karin Dearness (Contact this person)
Facilitators
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Karin
Last name: 
Dearness
Affiliation and Country: 
UGPD Review Group
First name: 
Sally
Last name: 
Bell-Syer
Affiliation and Country: 
Wounds Review Group
Target audience
Target audience: 
Managing Editors or Assistant Managing Editors
Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?: 
Restricted
Level of knowledge required: 
Any
Type of workshop
Type of workshop: 
Training
Abstract text
Abstract: 
Objectives:
The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for CRG MEs and AMEs to informally discuss editorial processes and other related operational issues.

Description:
The workshop's first part will follow the format of a “Trivial pursuits” game and will have participants competing individually to answer questions on the systems and processes to produce Cochrane reviews in a light-hearted and fun atmosphere. Contestants will earn pieces of “pie” for each category of question answered, on such as topics on Archie, RevMan, Summary of Findings and DTA processes. We will include several controversial questions where more than one answer may be correct, but where there is only one officially correct answer. These will be discussed in more detail for better understanding of the reasons for the discrepancies. Prizes to be awarded.
The second part will have no pre-set agenda – the agenda will be set by the MEs themselves on the day. This will enable discussion and participation across the group and also allow for any issues relating to the ME/AME roles and to any aspect of the editorial process to be discussed. There will be an opportunity for participants to ‘post’ questions in advance of the workshop.