Author names and details are managed in the Cochrane Account system, and authors can update their own names and emails in Cochrane Account. Managing editors and the Cochrane Support Team can also update some basic details (name, email address, and country) on authors’ behalf in Archie, if needed.
Add and remove authors
Cochrane authors listed in a review are also managed in Archie, and the author list can be updated by editorial teams or the Cochrane Support Team. If you would like to request a change to your review author list, please email your Managing Editor or email@example.com. See Archie Knowledge Base for instructions on Document roles.
As of 16 June 2023, the order in which authors appear in the review is managed in RevMan.
Changes to the author order can be made by editorial teams or the Cochrane Support Team.
To change author order, please open the review in RevMan, select Review information in the left-hand menu and navigate to the Authors page.
Find the author(s) incorrectly ordered and click on the corresponding down arrow icon.
Click on the Action button and choose Move up or Move down as needed. Repeat until you have the correct author order.
If you would like to request a change to your review author list, please email your Managing Editor or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author affiliations are managed on a review-by-review basis in RevMan Web for all reviews, including those where the text is not editable in RevMan Web. Affiliations can be edited in the Authors section under Review information.
- Authors - you can add or edit your affiliation information when the review is in Authoring phase. Affiliation changes made in one review will not automatically update other reviews. If your affiliations change, you will need to update your affiliations on each review where you are an author.
- Editorial teams - you can add or edit affiliation information when the review is in Authoring or Editorial phase.
Edit an affiliation
Click on the arrow next to the author name. Click on the relevant affiliation. Select Edit affiliation.
Edit fields as needed. Click Back to Authors. Your edit will automatically be saved, and appear in the list of affiliations.
Add an affiliation
Click on the author's name. Select Add Affiliation. Enter information in fields as needed. City and Country fields are required. Department and Organisation are optional. For affiliations based in the United States, a State field will appear, which is optional.
Click Back to Authors. The new affiliation will be added to the list of affiliations for the review.
Reorder or delete affiliations
Affiliations appear in order, based on all affiliations for the first author, numbered sequentially 1, 2, 3; then all affiliations for second author, etc.
To reorder an author's affiliation, Click on the author's name. Click on the relevant affiliation. Use the Action menu options to move the affiliation up or down, or delete an affiliation.
If two authors share an affiliation, the fields must match exactly to ensure the affiliations are listed with the same number. If two affiliations are not entered exactly the same, they will appear as separate lines.
Contact Person's details
Click Edit Contact address at the bottom the Authors section.