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 (Completed) CENTRAL & About database DARE, HTA, & NHS EED DVD (Closed)
31 December 2014, Wednesday Issue 12 Issue 12 Issue 12 -
30 January 2015, Friday - Issue 1 Issue 1 Issue 1
31 January 2015, Saturday Issue 1 - - -
27 February 2015, Friday - Issue 2 - -
28 February 2015, Saturday Issue 2 - - -
31 March 2015, Tuesday Issue 3 Issue 3 - -
30 April 2015, Thursday Issue 4 Issue 4 Issue 2 Issue 2
29 May 2015, Friday - Issue 5 - -
31 May 2015, Sunday Issue 5 - - -
30 June 2015, Tuesday Issue 6 Issue 6 - -
31 July 2015, Friday Issue 7 Issue 7 Issue 3 Issue 3
31 August 2015, Monday Issue 8 Issue 8 - -
30 Sept 2015, Wednesday Issue 9 Issue 9 - -
30 October 2015, Friday - Issue 10 - -
31 October 2015, Saturday Issue 10 - Issue 4 Issue 4
30 November 2015, Monday Issue 11 Issue 11 - -
31 December 2015, Thursday 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   31 December 2014 30 January 2015, Friday
Issue 2 31 January 2015 27 February 2015, Friday
Issue 3 28 February 2015 31 March 2015, Tuesday
Issue 4 31 March 2015 30 April 2015, Thursday
Issue 5 30 April 2015 29 May 2015, Friday
Issue 6 30 May 2015 30 June 2015, Tuesday
Issue 7 30 June 2015 31 July 2015, Wednesday
Issue 8 31 July 2015 27 August 2015, Friday
Issue 9 31 August 2015 30 September 2015, Wednesday
Issue 10 30 September 2015 30 October 2015, Friday
Issue 11 31 October 2015 30 November 2015, Monday
Issue 12 30 November 2015 31 December 2015, Thursday

 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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