In RevMan 5, opening and saving reviews is called checking out (opening the latest version) and checking in (storing a copy).

When a review is checked out into RevMan 5, it is locked for other users. This is shown with a padlock icon in the Resources view in Archie.

To see who checked out the review and when, open the Review Properties and view Availability on the General tab.   

Intervention and flexible reviews

Authors should use RevMan Web for editing. Reviews can be checked out and in from within RevMan 5 if needed.

Other review types

For reviews not available for editing in RevMan Web, check out is available from the RevMan Web dashboard and from within RevMan 5.


Archie stores only versions checked in for editorial approval or in shared phase. See Viewing documents