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Best of the Cochrane Library: 2016 in review

Special Collection

This Special Collection showcases the most popular Cochrane Reviews from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews during 2016. It also includes the most downloaded Cochrane podcasts, the most accessed Cochrane Journal Club articles, the most viewed Cochrane Clinical Answers, and the most read Cochrane Reviews from the new-look Cochrane Library iPad edition, launched during the latter part of the year. 

This collection showcases the excellent work undertaken within the Cochrane community, by Cochrane Review authors and editorial teams. We are truly fortunate to have access to individuals and groups who together demonstrate such commitment and expertise.

Most downloaded new Cochrane Reviews

These were the most frequently downloaded new reviews published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in 2016.

Most downloaded updated reviews

The five most frequently downloaded updated Cochrane Reviews published in 2016.

Most shared Cochrane Reviews

According to data from Altmetric, the following 2016 Cochrane Reviews were the most often mentioned across newspaper stories, tweets, blog posts, and other sources.

Most popular Cochrane podcasts

Some Cochrane Reviews are accompanied by podcasts, often read by the review authors. These were the most popular podcasts of 2016.

Most accessed Journal Club articles

Cochrane Journal Club articles focus on a particular Cochrane Review, providing relevant background information and related resources. These were the most popular articles in 2016.

Most viewed Cochrane Clinical Answers

Cochrane Clinical Answers provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane Reviews. These were the most viewed Cochrane Clinical Answers in 2016.

Most read Cochrane Reviews from the Cochrane Library iPad edition

The monthly Cochrane Library iPad edition feature selected Cochrane Reviews, abridged and enhanced for iPad. These were the most read Cochrane Reviews in the 2016 iPad editions.