Our publisher, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, has information available on libel and slander in the "Wiley Guidelines on Plagiarism and Defamation", available from the "Licensing Info & FAQs" webpage.
Contact David Tovey (DTovey@cochrane.org), Editor in Chief, for further information or if you need to raise a concern.
Change heading to Defamation
Update link to new resource: https://authorservices.wiley.com/ethics-guidelines/dual-publication-plagiarism-and-defamation.html
Remove “for more information” and and change KSW.
Could add a line about this: “Editors should be alert to language in both submitted manuscripts and also in peer review reports or correspondence which could give rise to legal action for defamation or negligent misstatement.“ https://authorservices.wiley.com/ethics-guidelines/editorial-standards-and-processes.html
CRGs to contact EMD to discuss (who will consult with publisher as needed)