Return peer review comments to authors

When you Submit Editorial Decision and Comments and Proceed, the Notify Author screen will display the message to the author including all peer reviewer comments to authors.

  • The author email is addressed to the Contact Person or Corresponding Author. You can cc. the full author team if you wish.


The reviewers' comments to authors are automatically pulled into the end of the email. This will include any edits you made to the comments when submitting your decision. You can edit the comments further within the email if you wish. You can also replace the labels 'Reviewer 1', 'Reviewer 2', with the names of reviewers who have agreed to be named under Cochrane's named peer review policy. Please note that consumer reviewers may select to remain anonymous. Their preference will be visible in the Acknowledgements section of the reviewer form.

  • Send Now will send the comments to authors and will move the review to authoring phase in RevMan.