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About reviews

Working with reviews in Archie

Archie is used for storing and sharing Review Groups' draft and published reviews. The versioning system in Archie ensures that you are always working with the latest version of a review. You are also able to retrieve earlier versions, if need be.
Review Manager (RevMan) is used for writing and editing reviews, while Archie is used for creating new reviews and for marking reviews for publication. Users with access to the Online Editor can also make changes to the main text of a review with Archie.

 Tip: All reviews where you have a document role, are shown in the My Reviews folder at the top of the Resources tree.

The Reviews folder in Resources

The Reviews folder under Resources is where you can find all your reviews. The default is to have separate folders for each stage: Vacant Titles, Registered Titles, Protocols, and Reviews. The topmost Reviews folder shows the total number of documents in each folder, and how many of these are Active, Withdrawn, and Inactive.
Within each folder, the default is to list withdrawn and inactive protocols and reviews separately after active protocols and reviews. Moving from left to right in the Resources folder view, the various columns that can be displayed are:

  • the selection status of the review
  • the title
  • whether the review is starred
  • the contact author
  • the review number (if used)
  • the publication status
  • whether the latest version is a draft
  • whether the review is in the Authoring or Editorial Write Phase
  • whether the review is available for check out
  • the date last modified
  • the review type
  • the review's general status (Active, Withdrawn, or Inactive)
  • the review stage
  • and the number of workflows that are In Progress or Pending.

You can click any column heading to sort on that column. Click a heading again to switch between ascending and descending sort order (shown by the grey up- or down-arrow). You cannot currently specify which columns are displayed for each resource type, but this is a planned addition.
You can choose how the contents of the Reviews folder is structured under Preferences. Any attribute chosen to group reviews by will not also be listed in a column.    

Tip: The columns that contain only icons are by default as narrow as possible. This makes it difficult to activate sorting on that column. To make it easier to do this, first make the column wider by clicking and dragging on the heading's boundary.

Tip: If you have made changes that are not immediately reflected in the Resources tree view, you can use View > Refresh to update the view for a folder.

See also Creating reviews.

Review Properties

Every individual review has a Properties sheet, which can be opened by double-clicking the title of the review in the relevant subfolder under Reviews or by right-clicking and choosing Properties. The review Properties sheet summarizes information about the review under the following tabs:

  • General – Includes Title; Title change message; Stage; Review No; Starred; Stage; Write Phase (Authoring vs. Editorial; see ‘Review and version phases’, below); Publ status; Updated; Created; Modified; Availablity. 
  • People – Indicates which people have been assigned specific Document Roles in relation to the review. See Document roles.
  • Topics – Shows where the review is linked in Topics Lists. See Topics lists.
  • History – Details the history of the review, listing the current and previous versions, with the most recent version at the top. See Document versions.
  • Advanced – Displays information about the review's Status (Active, Withdrawn, Inactive), stage progression and dates, etc. See Advanced review properties
  • Updating - For managing the review's Updating Classification status (Only available for published Full Reviews)
  • Notes – Can be used to create and read private or shared Notes about a review. See About Notes.
  • Workflows - Displays  existing workflows (Completed, Aborted, In Progress and Pending) for that review. You can also create new workflows, view a workflow report, open workflow properties, and manage workflow files . See About workflows.

A note on terminology

In this Help file User Guide, the term 'review' (lowercase) is generally used to describe a Cochrane review regardless of its stage, whereas when we are referring to a specific stage, we will be using the terms Title, Protocol and Full Review. So the term 'Full Review' refers to the review stage, while the term 'review' is general and includes any stage of a review.
See also Comparing versions, Advanced review version search options, Export options for review versions.

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