Open Access

open accessAs part of Cochrane's commitment to putting the needs of our users at the heart of our content design and delivery, we are working towards the goal of achieving universal open access to new and updated Cochrane Reviews by the end of our current strategic plan in 2020. Our plan for reaching this goal includes a process for providing open access immediately upon publication for both new and updated reviews, and later for  our substantial archive of published reviews.

From February 2013, all new Cochrane Reviews became free to access for all readers 12 months after publication; we are also working with Wiley, publisher of  the Cochrane Library, to provide a selection of other options for making reviews open access immediately. For more information on our plans for and progress on Open Access, please see Cochrane's Strategy to 2020 or the Cochrane Library's Open Access information pages.