Check Dates and events before publication
What's new events in the Dates and events section in RevMan can be added by authors but should be reviewed by editors before publication.
What's new events cannot be changed after publication - if you have any doubts about what information to enter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What are What's new events for?
Add What’s new events in RevMan when publishing an Amendment or an Update. These events are not a log of decisions or actions in the life of the review. They relate to a publication event; and explain why the review is being republished at this specific time and with specific changes since the last published version.
- The event chosen determines whether a version gets a new citation on the Cochrane Library
- Dates and descriptions entered show in the Version History on the Cochrane Library
Who are What's new events for?
The date and description of What’s New events should be useful to Cochrane Library readers. What's new events help users of Cochrane evidence to understand the type of change that has merited a republication. In particular, the extent of changes and whether the conclusions have been changed.
Add a What's New event
Go to Review information > Dates and events
Add event >See Assigning What’s New events to Cochrane Reviews
- Include a maximum of two new What’s New events
- The Date should be the date of publication (or as close to it as possible) - this is because this date will show as the citation date on the Cochrane Library
- The Description is visible to readers. Please explain changes clearly and concisely
Move a What's New event to History
When you republish a new version, What’s New events from previous published versions must be moved to the History.
Select Action to the right-hand side of the relevant event. Select Move to history.