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10.5  Chapter information

Editors: Jonathan AC Sterne, Matthias Egger and David Moher on behalf of the Cochrane Bias Methods Group.

This chapter should be cited as: Sterne JAC, Egger M, Moher D (editors). Chapter 10: Addressing reporting biases. In: Higgins JPT, Green S (editors). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Intervention. Version 5.1.0 (updated March 2011). The Cochrane Collaboration, 2011. Available from

Contributing authors: James Carpenter, Matthias Egger, Roger Harbord, Julian Higgins, David Jones, David Moher, Jonathan Sterne, Alex Sutton and Jennifer Tetzlaff.

Acknowledgements: We thank Doug Altman, Jon Deeks, John Ioannidis, Jaime Peters and Gerta Rücker for helpful comments.

Declarations of interest: James Carpenter, Jon Deeks, Matthias Egger, Roger Harbord, David Jones, Jaime Peters, Gerta Rücker, Jonathan Sterne and Alex Sutton are all authors on papers proposing tests for funnel plot asymmetry.