Footnotes for authors

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Author footnotes can be added for three reasons only. Each reason has specific recommended wording. Please use this wording to ensure footnotes display correctly on the Cochrane Library and PubMed.

Reason for footnoteRecommended template wording

Joint first authorship

These authors should be considered joint first author

Joint authorship - other than first author

These authors contributed equally to this work

Deceased author


Add an author footnote

  • Go to About this review > Authors
  • Click on the down arrow to the right of the relevant author's name, to show the full author information
  • Scroll down to the Footnotes textbox
  • Add the Recommended template wording to the footnote
  • If you add the same recommended wording for another author, both authors will share an identical footnote

Preview author footnotes

View the current version from the review dashboard to preview how footnotes will display in the published version.