Following submission of a proposal, authors may be asked to provide more detailed information in a full review proposal form. Even if a full review proposal is not formally requested, we recommend authors use the templates available during the planning stage as they include key information to facilitate protocol development. Review proposal forms for all review types are hosted in our Editorial Manager instructions for authors.
If approval is granted, the title will be registered and you will be invited to develop a protocol. The protocol should be submitted to the CRG and will undergo peer review by both the CRG and the DTA Editorial Team prior to approval for publication in the Cochrane library.
The author team should include a DTA methodologist, a statistician and an information search specialist in addition to relevant clinical expertise.
Diagnostic Test Accuracy Editorial Team
The DTA Editorial Programme Manager can be contacted by CRGs for specific questions regarding the editorial process. Protocols and reviews ready for the diagnostic editorial process should be forwarded to the DTA Editorial Program Manager, email: DTA-ET@contacts.bham.ac.uk
About this site
This website is updated on behalf of the Cochrane Screening & Diagnostic Tests Methods Group by the DTA Editorial Program Manager, based at the University of Birmingham, UK (DTA-ET@contacts.bham.ac.uk) and Dr. Mariska Leeflang, epidemiologist, based at the Academic Medical Center, The Netherlands (firstname.lastname@example.org).