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Please refer to Comments on published articles in the revised editorial guidance.

The 'Submit Comments' tool, available on the Cochrane Library website (cochranelibrary.com) allows contributors to submit comments on Cochrane Reviews, protocols for Cochrane Reviews, and Editorials. Comments must be concise, relevant to the content of the review, supported by references where appropriate and not libellous, defamatory or in breach of confidentiality or copyright. Real or potential conflicts of interest must be declared.

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There is guidance for submitting comments on the Cochrane Library website.

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