Full Reviews and Protocols can be published as withdrawn, which means that only the Cover sheet and Published notes are published on the CDSR.
See Display of published withdrawn articles.

To withdraw a published Protocol

In Archie
1. On the General tab, change the Stage back to Protocol and change the Write Phase to Editorial.
2. On the History tab, revert back to the last published Protocol (if draft review versions have been checked in).
3. On the Advanced tab, change the Status to Withdrawn.

(See Withdrawing published Cochrane Reviews.) 

In RevMan
1. Add a statement to the ‘Published Notes’ section explaining the reason for withdrawal. (See Steps to withdraw a Cochrane Review.) 

2. Do not add a What's new’ Event. The withdrawal of a published protocol for a Cochrane Review automatically creates a new citation version. Move any ‘What's new’ Events to History, as withdrawing a protocol for a Cochrane Review generates a new citation version. (See Assigning What’s New events to Cochrane Reviews.)
3. Check the Protocol back into Archie.

In Archie
1. On the Advanced tab of the Properties sheet, set the Status to Withdrawn.

2. Mark the Protocol for publication using the Publication Wizard. This does not generate a new Licence for Publication form for authors to sign. It is important that you do this; otherwise the Protocol will not be published as withdrawn. It also ensures that the version being published as withdrawn contains the withdrawal notice.
3. Abort the ‘In Progress’ Workflow. (See Aborting a workflow.) 
4. If the authors are not involved in any other Active Reviews or Protocols, make the author's group role ‘Inactive’. (See Group roles.)

Remember: After a Protocol has been published in one issue as Withdrawn, it is set to Inactive .

See Display of published withdrawn articles.


To withdraw a published Review

In Archie

1. On the General tab, change the Write Phase to Editorial.
2. On the History tab, revert back to the last published Review (if draft review versions have been checked in).
3. On the Advanced tab, change the Status to Withdrawn.

(See Withdrawing published Cochrane Reviews.) 

In RevMan
1. Add a statement to the ‘Published Notes’ section explaining the reason for withdrawal. (See Steps to withdraw a Cochrane Review.)
 
2. Move any ‘What’s new’ Events from previously published versions to the History section, as withdrawing a Cochrane Review generates a new citation version. Do not add a ‘What's new’ Event. The withdrawal of a published Cochrane Review automatically creates a new citation version. (See Assigning What’s New events to Cochrane Reviews.)
3. Check the Review back into Archie.

In Archie
1. On the Advanced tab of the Properties sheet, set the Status to Withdrawn.

2. Mark the Review for publication using the Publication Wizard. This does not generate a new Licence for Publication form for authors to sign. It is important that you do this; otherwise the Review will not be published as withdrawn. It also ensures that the version being published as withdrawn contains the withdrawal notice.
3. Abort the ‘In Progress’ Workflow. (See Aborting a workflow.)
4. If the authors are not involved in any other Active Reviews or Protocols, make the author's group role ‘Inactive’. (See Group roles.)

See Display of published withdrawn articles.