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3.3.1  Introduction

There are several dates associated with a Cochrane review. Some of these are automatically generated by RevMan, and some need to be entered by the review author. These dates are important both to inform readers of the review and to facilitate management of review publication. It is essential that authors apply these definitions when entering dates into relevant fields during an update or amendment to a review.