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They can be named... link to text

If there is a reason for this... e.g. consumer who does need to be named

Exceptions approved by Editor in Chief

There may occasions when ana peer is requested by an editoiral team. To do this, need to write ..... Will noted here.\As set out in the policy (see details), consumer peer reviewers are exempt from the named peer review process, and may remain anonymous if they wish to do so. (Consumers still follow the policy for Declarations of potential conflicts of interest for peer reviewers).

Exceptions approved by Network Senior Editor or Editor in Chief

If any Cochrane Review Groups believe that their peer review process of a particular Cochrane Review will be significantly negatively impacted by using named peer review, the Managing Editor or Co-ordinating Editor may apply to the Network Senior Editor or Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library for a policy exception on a review-by-review basis. In each case the Cochrane Review Group must provide details, including the reason for opting to remain anonymous. Any exemptions must be forwarded to the Editorial & Methods Department ( and will be recorded below.

Editor notes

Add in all operational stuff, how to anonymous peer review.