Collaborating in response to COVID-19: editorial and methods initiatives across Cochrane
This Supplement to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews collects initiatives involving Cochrane groups, in the form of short reports.
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic saw systematic review teams coming together to synthesize emerging evidence on SARS-CoV-2 treatment, transmission prevention, prognosis and diagnosis. To react quickly and inform decision-making, Cochrane needed to expedite the publication of priority COVID-19 reviews and their updates, whilst ensuring high standards and rigorous process. Cochrane’s Central Editorial Service (community.cochrane.org/ review-production/production-resources/cochranes-centraleditorial-service; formerly the Fast-Track Service) was able to work collaboratively to establish an accelerated editorial process.