Box 3.2.a: Events leading to the creation of a Citation version of a Cochrane protocol or review

  1. A protocol is first published.

  2. A protocol is re-published after declaring it to be a new citation version.

  3. A review is first published (i.e. on conversion from a protocol to a review).

  4. A review is re-published (amended or updated) after declaring it to be a new citation version.

  5. A review is re-published after it has been withdrawn; or a review is created by splitting an existing protocol or review; or a review is created by merging existing protocols or reviews.