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An Editorial note is a short text statement that can be added to a Cochrane Review or protocol. On the Cochrane Library the Editorial note displays above the abstract.

Before publishing an editorial Editorial note, consult the Editorial notes policy and determine the type of Editorial note required and whether you need to contact the Editor in Chief or the Research Integrity team (by emailing in advance.

After publishing an Editorial note, please always

  • notify the Editorial and Methods Department ( with a link to the review or protocol, and
  • notify David Hives at Wiley ( with a link to


  • the review or protocol. Following your notification, David will update the PubMed version of the article to include the Editorial note.

Editorial notes are created and managed in RevMan 5 or RevMan Web using the Published notes section. For details on how to add or edit an Editorial note, see the RevMan knowledge base. Editorial notes are published as part of a standard amendment or update workflow, using the 'amended' what's new event (no new citation). During the publication process, the Editorial note is extracted from the published notes and displayed separately.