2.2.11 How to cite our products
The Cochrane Library:
The Cochrane Library, Issue X, 200X. Chichester: Wiley.
A module in The Cochrane Library:
Authors [to be determined by the entity but to be written using the style: Smith J, Jones M, or the entity name]. Name of Cochrane entity. In: The Cochrane Library, Issue X, 200X. Chichester: Wiley. Updated monthly.
A Cochrane review in The Cochrane Library:
Authors. Title of review. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 200X, Issue X. Art. No.: CD00XXXX. DOI: XX.XXXX/XXXXXXXX.CD00XXXX.pubX.
Gates S, Anderson ER. Wound drainage for caesarean section. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004549. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004549.pub2.
The Cochrane Style Guide has detailed instructions on how to replicate this citation style when entering citations in RevMan.
Cochrane reviews should be cited as published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, with the issue of publication rather than the current issue of The Cochrane Library.
Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions:
To cite the whole Handbook, use:
Higgins JPT, Green S (editors). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, Version [version number] (updated [month] [year]). The Cochrane Collaboration [year]. Available from www.cochrane-handbook.org (accessed [day] [month] [year]).
Details for citing individual chapters of the Handbook are provided at the end of each chapter.
The Cochrane Policy Manual:
The Cochrane Collaboration. The Cochrane Policy Manual Issue X, 200X [updated [date]]. www.cochrane.org/admin/manual.htm (accessed [date]).
This information is available to the public at http://www.cochrane.org/training/authors-mes/citing-our-products.