|Cochrane’s editorial and publishing policies can now be found on the Cochrane Library Editorial policies page. Cochrane authors and editorial teams should refer to the Cochrane Library as the primary source of information on this policy. For editorial guidance on policies the EPPR remains the primary location.|
- The protocol was out of date and did not meet the current methodological standards of Cochrane.
- Authors had made no progress with the protocol in XX months/years, and new authors were being sought to take over this protocol.
- The protocol had been split into or merged with other protocols.
Withdrawing a protocol for a Cochrane Review generated a new citation version.