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Issue 7 | December 2016

Seasons Greetings!

Hello and welcome to our final newsletter of 2016. We would like to thank all of our contributors for making 2016 another successful and memorable year for PaPaS, and we look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.

The PaPaS office will be closed over the Christmas period from Thursday 22nd December reopening on Tuesday 3rd January. There will therefore be a slight delay in responding to submissions but we will get back to you as soon as we can in the new year.

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PaPaS News

Updated MECIR guidelines

The MECIR (Methodological Expectations for Cochrane Intervention Reviews) standards for conduct and reporting have been updated. See here for further information. We will be circulating our new guidance documents in due course.

Top tip: check out the What's New section.

How much do you know about fraud? There is a new Cochrane policy in development. See here for more information.
New Feedback Editor

We are delighted to announce that Dr Hayley Barnes, of Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, has joined the Editorial Board as the new Feedback Editor. Hayley is replacing Kate Seers, who has been our Feedback Editor for many years. We thank Kate for all of her hard work and contribution to PaPaS

Join the Cochrane Crowd 48 hr Citation Screening Challenge

Cochrane Crowd would like your help to achieve one million classifications by the end of the year. Help Cochrane Crowd get over the line by joining the 48 hr Citation Screening Challenge on 19-21 December. See here for further information.

Top Tips

Retraction Watch: follow on Twitter @RetractionWatch

We currently have over 3900 followers on Twitter. Help us get to 4000! @CochranePaPaS

Bandolier is back online here

Our resources page has lots of useful information for authors. See here
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