Publication Dates & Deadlines: 2014

Publication dates

The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is made up of 12 issues per year, each issue is finalised on the last day of each calendar month. In June 2013, the publication model for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews changed from a monthly publication, to a continuous publishing model where reviews and protocols are published as they are made ready. An issue "opens" from the first day of the calendar month and will "complete" on the last day of the calendar month.

CENTRAL and the About The Cochrane Collaboration database have 12 issues per year and are published on the last business day of the month. 

The Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Health Technology Assessments (HTA) Database, and NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHSEED) have four issues per year and are published on the last business day of January, April, July and October.

The Cochrane Methodology Register was last updated in July 2012 and will not change until the future of this database has been reviewed.

The Cochrane Library DVD version is release four times per year.

Issue number
Publication date CDSR  (complete) CENTRAL & About database DARE, HTA, & NHS EED DVD version
31 January 2014, Friday Issue 1 Issue 1 Issue 1 Issue 1
28 February 2014, Friday Issue 2 Issue 2 - -
31 March 2014, Monday Issue 3 Issue 3 - -
30 April 2014, Wednesday Issue 4 Issue 4 Issue 2 Issue 2
30 May 2014, Friday - Issue 5 - -
31 May 2014, Saturday Issue 5 - - -
30 June 2014, Monday Issue 6 Issue 6 - -
31 July 2014, Wednesday Issue 7 Issue 7 Issue 3 Issue 3
29 August 2014, Friday - Issue 8 - -
31 August 2014, Sunday Issue 8 - - -
30 Sept 2014, Tuesday Issue 9 Issue 9 - -
31 October 2014, Friday Issue 10 Issue 10 Issue 4 Issue 4
28 November 2014, Friday - Issue 11 - -
30 Nov 2014, Saturday Issue 11 - - -
31 Dec 2014, Tuesday Issue 12 Issue 12 - -

submission deadlines for COchrane Review Groups

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

All Cochrane Reviews (including protocols and updates) submitted for publication within the calendar month and up to 2200GMT on the last day of the calendar month will be included within the monthly issue.

About The Cochrane Collaboration

The publication deadlines for the About The Cochrane Collaboration database will be on the last business day of the calendar month, and the submission deadline will be on the first business day of the month.

Issue number Deadline Publication date
Issue 1   13 December 2013 31 January 2014, Friday
Issue 2 31 January 2014 28 February 2014, Friday
Issue 3 28 February 2014 31 March 2014, Monday
Issue 4 31 March 2014 30 April 2014, Wednesday
Issue 5 30 April 2014 30 May 2014, Friday
Issue 6 30 May 2014 30 June 2014, Friday
Issue 7 30 June 2014 31 July 2014, Thursday
Issue 8 31 July 2014 29 August 2014, Friday
Issue 9 31 August 2014 30 September 2014, Tuesday
Issue 10 30 September 2014 31 October 2014, Friday
Issue 11 31 October 2014 28 November 2014, Friday
Issue 12 30 November 2014 31 December 2014, Wednesday

 Previous CDSR Issue Publication (PRE JUN 2013) or issue complete dates (Post Jun 2013)

2008                            2009

23/01/2008 Issue 1      21/01/2009 Issue 1
23/04/2008 Issue 2      15/04/2009 Issue 2
16/07/2008 Issue 3      08/07/2009 Issue 3
08/10/2008 Issue 4      07/10/2009 Issue 4 

        2010                            2011                         2012                          2013                        2014

20/01/2010 Issue 1      19/01/2011 Issue 1        18/01/2012 Issue 1        31/01/2013 Issue 1        31/01/2014 Issue 1
17/02/2010 Issue 2      16/02/2011 Issue 2        15/02/2012 Issue 2        28/02/2013 Issue 2        28/02/2014 Issue 2
17/03/2010 Issue 3      16/03/2011 Issue 3        14/03/2012 Issue 3        28/03/2013 Issue 3        31/03/2014 Issue 3
14/04/2010 Issue 4      11/05/2011 Issue 4        18/04/2012 Issue 4        30/04/2013 Issue 4        30/04/2014 Issue 4 
12/05/2010 Issue 5      13/04/2011 Issue 5        16/05/2012 Issue 5        31/05/2013 Issue 5        31/05/2014 Issue 5
16/06/2010 Issue 6      15/06/2011 Issue 6        13/06/2012 Issue 6        01/07/2013 Issue 6        30/06/2014 Issue 6
07/07/2010 Issue 7      06/07/2011 Issue 7        11/07/2012 Issue 7        31/07/2013 Issue 7        31/07/2014 Issue 7
04/08/2010 Issue 8      10/08/2011 Issue 8        15/08/2012 Issue 8        30/08/2013 Issue 8        31/08/2014 Issue 8
08/09/2010 Issue 9      07/09/2011 Issue 9        12/09/2012 Issue 9        30/09/2013 Issue 9        30/09/2014 Issue 9
06/10/2010 Issue 10    06/10/2011 Issue 10       17/10/2012 Issue 10      31/10/2013 Issue 10      31/10/2014 Issue 10
10/11/2010 Issue 11    09/11/2011 Issue 11       14/11/2012 Issue 11      30/11/2013 Issue 11      30/11/2014 Issue 11
08/12/2010 Issue 12    07/12/2011 Issue 12       12/12/2012 Issue 12      31/12/2013 Issue 12      31/12/2014 Issue 12 

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