When a protocol or review is withdrawn, it will be flagged in the published version in the Cochrane Database of Systematic ReviewsReviews (CDSR) as 'withdrawn'.
Published Cochrane Reviews (including protocols) are not removed from the CDSR. Published versions that precede a withdrawn version are available via the 'History' section of the Cochrane Review.
- Reason for withdrawing the protocol/review (as inserted in the â€œPublished Notesâ€ 'Published Notes' section in the RevMan file), preceded by "Reason for withdrawal from publication".
- Standard publication information: title, authors (as listed on previous citation version), citation, DOI, publication date, editorial group name, Sources of support (as listed on previous citation version), and publishing events (What's new and History).
- The following text is inserted automatically at the end of the 'Reason for withdrawing this protocol/review' text: "The editorial group responsible for this previously published document have withdrawn it from publication."
- Citations for the withdrawn version, as available via Crossref Cited-by Linking.
- Published versions that precede a withdrawn version are available in the CDSR via the History section in the article.