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Cochrane invites prospective authors to propose new Cochrane Reviews by submitting a proposal in Editorial ManagerPlease see the Cochrane Library information for authors for further details.

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. 

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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:

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