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Support resources (appeals)Added information about COPE and relevant resources.

Peer review



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Type of peer reviewAdded in text in italic: Note that 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).


Peer review policyRemoved "Note: this policy is currently being implemented across all Cochrane groups. It will be implemented fully by all Cochrane groups by January 2019."


Type of peer reviewAdded statement regarding consumer reviewers remaining anonymous.
May 2018Peer review policyOrganizational peer review policy published




Across policyMinor revisions for currency and updates of contact details
September 2014n/aNew policy; the following group of people contributed to the development of this policy: Ann Jones, Anna Hobson, Gavin Stewart, Harriet MacLehose, Karin Dearness, Laura Prescott, Liz Wager, Paul Garner, Peter Tugwell, Phil Wiffen, Ruth Brassington, Sera Tort. The starting point for this policy was text drafted by Liz Wager and Phil Wiffen on publication ethics, including plagiarism.

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Scenarios updated; the previous iteration of the policy is available in PDF format here.
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