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Cochrane Reviews may be authored by a group of authors who also choose to use a group name. Separate the list of the individual authors from the group name (if used) with either '[insert last individual author]; for the [insert group name]' or '[insert last individual author]; [insert group name]'. For example:

  • Smith A, Davis B, Jones C; for the TOPIC Group. Article title. Etc
  • Smith A, Davis B, Jones C; TOPIC Group. Article title. Etc

This approach is based on a recommendation by the Council of Science Editors.


(lightbulb) Archie/RevMan guidance: In this circumstance, list all the individual authors (who meet the authorship criteria) AND the group name in the review's People tab in Archie, so all authors and the group name appear on the author byline. Currently in Archie/RevMan, the group author name will need an affiliation and a licence for publication form. Managing Editors should assign the Contact Person’s affiliation for the group name, ask the Contact Person to complete the licence for publication form for the group name but not to complete a declarations of interest form for the group name. All authors cited in the group name will receive individual licence for publication and conflicts of interest forms.

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