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Published version

If published, the author can requests permission to include the Cochrane Review or protocol for the Cochrane Review, in whole or in part, by clicking on the ‘Request permissions’ link alongside the published article in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (www.cochranelibrary.com).

Unpublished version

If the Cochrane Protocol or Review is still being prepared and one of the authors wishes to include it in whole or in part, then the author(s) may include it as long as the following is included in the dissertation/thesis:

"This is a draft and [pre-peer review/post-peer review] version of a [protocol for a Cochrane Review/Cochrane Review]. Upon completion and approval, the final version is expected to be published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (www.cochranelibrary.com)."

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