Multiple contributing Review Groups 

It is possible to have up to five Review Groups contributing on a Cochrane Review or protocol.

However, one of the Review Groups will remain as the Primary Group. The review title will be listed only under the Primary Group's reviews.

The review title will appear in other contributing Groups' Publication Pipeline report.

View contributing Review Groups

  1. Open the Review Properties > General Tab.
  2. The field "Other contributing Review Groups:" will show other Review Groups contributing alongside the Primary Group.

In the Cochrane Library, all contributing Review Groups are listed in the published Cochrane Review's 'Information' section. Example publication.

Add a contributing Review Group

  1. Contributing Groups can be added by users with edit rights to the Review Properties, e.g. the Managing Editor of the Primary Review Group.
  2. Open the Review Properties > General Tab.
  3. Click in the "Other contributing Review Groups:" box.
  4. Click the Add button to add a Group. Click on the Review Group(s) name from the 'Select Group' dropdown list. 
  5. The next time the review is published, the Review Group will appear as another contributing Review Group.
  6. In published reviews, contributing Review Groups will display in the order in which they were added, following the Primary Group. This order can be adjusted as needed, by removing and re-adding groups.

Remove a contributing Review Group

  1. Contributing Groups can be removed by users with edit rights to the Review Properties, e.g. the Managing Editor of the Primary Review Group.
  2. Open the Review Properties > General Tab.
  3. Click in the "Other contributing Review Groups:" box.
  4. Select the Group and click the Remove button.
  5. The next time the review is published the Review Group will no longer appear as another contributing Review Group.

Search for reviews edited by multiple contributing Review Groups

  1. Advanced Search > Documents
  2. Contributing Group | Is | Any Group
  3. Review titles edited by multiple groups will be listed, with the Primary Group visible. 
  4. To view other Review Groups, open the Review Properties as indicated above.