Propose a new review or update

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

We (Airways) have a list of reviews that have been identified through our priority-setting process – these are listed below. In review proposals, please note that you are proposing a priority title. Please also detail how the review team has experience and/or understanding of Cochrane methods explain the PICO suggested.


Current available priority reviews

  1. Alpha 1-antitrypsin augmentation for alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency (new review). The review team must include someone who is an expert in AATD and must comply with Cochrane’s conflict of interest policy.

  2. Surgery for obstructive sleep apnoea (new review)

  3. Education for healthcare professionals (including doctors, nurses, receptionist and pharmacists) who manage people with asthma (new review)

  4. Specialist involvement in asthma care during or after an asthma attack (new review)

  5. Household-level interventions to reduce exposure to indoor air pollution and impact on respiratory disease (asthma/COPD) (we are  scoping this review topic, so if you are interested, please contact us).

  6. Holding chambers (spacers) versus nebulisers for beta-agonist treatment of acute asthma (update, but may be better to begin with new protocol, new team required)

  7. Interventions to improve engagement/adherence to routine care for parents of children with long term respiratory conditions (new review)

  8. Interventions to help health professionals identify at-risk patients with asthma (new review)

  9. Improving access to routine reviews for respiratory conditions for adults and children with mental health problems and learning disability (new review)

  10. Care pathways to improve access to specialist respiratory services (new review)

  11. Transition of care for adolescents from paediatric respiratory services to adult respiratory services (new review - protocol in progress with a team)

  12. New evidence mapping exercise for COPD (new scoping review)

  13. Pulmonary rehabilitation using minimal equipment for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (new review)

  14. Oral appliances for obstructive sleep apnoea (new review)

Link to Cochrane priority review list – this shows available reviews from all groups in Cochrane.