Contents 1. Updating Classification System (UCS)
2. Changes related to the Cochrane Editorial and Publishing Policy 3. Systematic reviews update 4. Cochrane Style Manual (formerly known as Cochrane Style Guide)
2.2 Date ‘Assessed as up-to-date’: no longer published
From 30 July 2016 (approximately), the date ‘Assessed as up-to-date’ will no longer be displayed in published Cochrane Reviews. It will not show in the html or PDF versions.
Since January 2015, the guidance has been to use the same date for the ‘Date of search’ and date ‘Assessed as up-to-date’ so that one date is used to reflect the search and full incorporation of all search results into the review. The ‘Date of search’ will be published in Cochrane Reviews in the enhanced Cochrane Library platform in January 2017. Removing the date ‘Assessed as up-to-date’ is also necessary for the display of the update status of a Cochrane Review (up to date, update pending, no update planned), as part of the Updating Classification System that is being rolled out.
RevMan guidance: The date ‘Assessed as up-to-date’ will be removed from RevMan at a later date, but in the meantime continue to complete the Date ‘Assessed as up-to-date’ with the ‘Date of search’ to avoid validation errors.