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  • As I sit in a hotel just outside Canberra airport I have the opportunity to reflect on my visit to Australia and everything that I have done at TSANZ. Our Editors Haydn and Julia Walters were brilliant hosts (including an invitation to join them for dinner on Friday evening and then to go and see the Brumbies playing rugby at the end of the day on...
  • Cochrane has been a non-governmental organization in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2011. WHO develops global health guidelines, which are of a high methodological quality and are developed through a transparent, evidence-based decision-making process. Ensuring there is an appropriate use of evidence within these...
  • The 24th Annual Cochrane Colloquium is talking place in Seoul. Find out more about what will be happening here and check out the discussion on Twitter #CochraneSeoul
  • World Asthma day is an opportunity for Cochrane Airways to remind the public of some of the current evidence for asthma interventions. Our work has only been possible with the support of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), UK funding and fantastic teams of volunteer authors around the world.Below are some of the reviews we have...
  • Hello, I'm the Managing Editor of the Cochrane Airways group, covering for Emma Welsh whilst she's on maternity leave until the end of this year. My name is Jessica Thomas and you can reach me via email jthomas@sgul.ac.uk, or via Skype at jessicarothomas for all your Airways editorial needs. I have previously worked as Managing Editor with...
  • Task exchangeYou may have heard of Task Exchange, a platform Cochrane is developing that connects people who need help with their Cochrane reviews with people who have the time and expertise to help.I'm delighted to present to you the first version of the site which has just been released. This version is a prototype for the Task Exchange team to...
  • Chris, Emma, Liz and Kayleigh from the editorial base team and Milo Puhan and Brian Rowe from the editorial board will be attending to Cochrane Colloquium in Vienna 4 to 7 October 2015.We can be found at the ‘Meet the Groups’ session on Sunday 4 October at Lunchtime 12.30-14.00. We’re sharing a table with the other respiratory groups (Acute...
  • September 2015
  • Confusion about allergies is putting people needlessly at risk say experts and medical charities.In Making Sense of Allergies, a guide published by Sense About Science [1], allergy specialists and charities warn that essential information and life-saving actions are being diluted in a sea of over diagnosis. There has been a rapid rise in allergies...
  • Thomson Reuters publish the impact factors of all journals indexed in the ISI Journal Citation Report. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) impact factor for 2014 is 6.032. Find out more about how impact factors are calculated and how the impact factor for the CDSR has changed over time here.

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