Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource
Rejection policy definitions

Deregistration: Titles of Cochrane Reviews that are registered by the CRG may be deregistered, for example, due to insufficient progress by the author team. When a title is deregistered the original author team do not draft the protocol for the Cochrane Review and the title may be allocated to an alternative author team.

Rejection: draft (unpublished) Cochrane reviews, protocols for Cochrane Reviews, and updates of Cochrane Reviews may be rejected by the CRG at any point before publication, for the reasons described in the policy on the rejection of Cochrane Reviews.

Withdrawal: published Cochrane reviews, protocols for Cochrane Reviews, and updates of Cochrane Reviews may be withdrawn from publication, for the reasons described in the policy on withdrawing published Cochrane Reviews. This is equivalent to a retraction in journal publishing.

Section info
Contact
Bryony Urquhart (burquhart@cochrane.org)
Describe change
New section to support the new rejection policy.
Change date
16 August 2017