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3.4.6  Other changes to the review

If there is a change in lead author, new authors have joined the team, or a new review team has updated the review, the by-line (list of authors) may need to be changed. The decision regarding who is named in the by-line of an updated review, and in what order, should relate to the historical contributions to the updated review coupled with approval of the final updated document. If an author is no longer able to approve an updated review, this author should not be listed in the by-line, but be mentioned in the Acknowledgements. The contributions of all authors to both the update and earlier versions of the review should be described in the ‘Contributions of authors’ section.


Changing authors of a review may have implications for awarding the review a new citation version (see Section