How to work concurrently on the review in RevMan Web

1. Working on different parts of the review

RevMan Web allows concurrent editing, meaning that review authors can work simultaneously on different parts of the review. For example, you can work on the Objectives and your co-author can work on the Methods section. You can also work on different parts within the same section, for example, in the Methods section, you can work on ‘Types of studies’ and your co-author can work on ‘Types of participants’ text field.

2. Receiving notification when you are working on the same text field

If you and a co-author happen to simultaneously work in the same text field, you will be notified by RevMan Web that changes have been made by your co-author when he/she leaves that text field (see screenshot below). Note that the notification will not appear until one of the review authors leaves the text field. Therefore, it is possible to have a situation in which two or more review authors simultaneously work on the same text field before realizing it. In light of this, it is advisable to co-ordinate work with your co-authors.

3. Receiving notification when you lose your Internet connection

In case you lose your Internet connection, RevMan Web will alert you that co-authors working on the review will not be notified if you happen to be working on the same text field of your review. When you are reconnected the Internet, the notification function will be available again.