Cochrane Launches First Open Access Journal in Partnership with Wiley

Wiley, a global leader in research and education and publisher of the Cochrane Library, opened submissions today for Cochrane Evidence Synthesis and Methods, Cochrane’s first open-access journal.

Cochrane—a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health—has over 100,000 members and contributors across an established global network who publish their systematic reviews in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. The new journal opens opportunities for members and researchers to publish research outputs that go beyond Cochrane systematic reviews, aiming to further develop the evidence base published by Cochrane. It strengthens Cochrane’s ability to meet its stakeholders’ needs and publish different types of evidence synthesis, methods research evaluating how evidence syntheses is planned, produced and disseminated, and research articles on critical areas for evidence synthesis, such as, priority setting, consumer involvement, and research integrity

“We are delighted to extend our long-standing partnership with Cochrane to include an open access peer-reviewed journal,” said Shawn Morton, Wiley’s Senior Editorial Director for Health Science. “Cochrane Systematic Evidence and Synthesis will complement the Cochrane database products that have done so much to drive evidence-based health care policy and practice and further support a commitment that Wiley shares with Cochrane to make the best evidence as widely available as possible at every stage of its development.”

“This is an exciting milestone for Cochrane as Cochrane Evidence Synthesis and Methods allows us to publish a wider range of evidence products that meets a more diverse range of stakeholder needs,” said Karla Soares-Weiser, Cochrane Editor-in-Chief. “It will enable Cochrane to better respond to important global health and social care needs and influence health decisions that go beyond the remit of systematic reviewing alone.”

The launch of Cochrane Evidence Synthesis and Methods is an example of Wiley’s ongoing commitments to helping researchers and practitioners thrive in their careers and expand its leading open access publishing portfolio.