Writing your protocol
You will probably have several versions of the protocol as you agree on the content with your co-reviewers and review group. Many people prefer to do this in a word-processing package they know well, rather than put it straight into RevMan. If you plan to do this, it is easy to copy and paste text directly into RevMan after you have written it in another piece of software. However, fancy fonts, formatting, tables, etc don't paste across well, so keep the text simply formatted.
You should also remember that the target audience for your review is the same as for a general medical journal. So try to imagine the audience when you're writing, and write for them. If they cannot understand what you are proposing in your protocol, they might not be able to understand the results and conclusions of your review.
The title of your review is important. When someone using The Cochrane Library is browsing through a list of reviews, it is the first thing they will see. So the title has to provide enough information to help the reader decide if the review is relevant to them.
The reader will need some succinct information about the participants and interventions that are the focus of the review. They won't want to be distracted with unnecessary words. The Cochrane Collaboration has decided on a standard format for titles which helps to convey information as quickly as possible:
[Intervention] for [problem] in [category]
The last of these three parts is not always needed. Here are some examples: