Becoming an Editor

The role:

Editors have an important role within the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group including:

  • Editing reviews to ensure they meet the required standards to be published in the Cochrane Library.
  • Contributing to title registration decisions.
  • Mentoring authors, and
  • Being ambassadors for the group all around the world.


  • A key role in the production of the best reviews in the known galaxy.
  • Editors are integral to that process.
  • A strong, positive, international espirit de corps.
  • Opportunities to undertake innovative research linked to the care of people with schizophrenia.

How to get the role:

Editors are appointed at the discretion of the Co-ordinating and Managing Editors and other members of the Editorial Team. Editors work on a voluntary basis and must be established authors (completing at least one substantial review previously) and demonstrate a keen interest in the aims of the group. On average Editors will be asked to edit ten reviews each year, and are required to contribute to 'virtual' editorial team meetings which are scheduled three to four times a year. Editors are also required to attend one editorial team meeting in person every two years which lasts two to three days.

Authors expressing an interest in becoming Editors will initially be appointed Associate Editors and will receive training on the editorial process. Once an Associate Editor has edited five reviews to the required standards agreed by the Editorial Team they will be invited to become an Editor.