RevMan 5.1 User Guide
Additional tables can be added based on clipboard content.
Studies and References
On the study edit tab you can see the outcomes for which data have been entered for the
In addition to the standard pick list for journal titles, you can maintain your own list.
References in Vancouver format (journal articles only) can be imported.
Import of references to Cochrane Reviews from The Cochrane Library works more smoothly.
The number of ignored text lines is displayed when importing references.
Data and analyses
Calculator tool facilitates data entry by allowing transformation between effect sizes,
confidence intervals, standard errors, Z and P values into data required by RevMan.
Test for subgroup differences available for all analyses including Mantel‐Haenszel fixed effect
and random effects models.
Studies can be added to outcomes based on Risk of Bias judgements, year range, or free text
search in the Outcomes section of Characteristics of included studies.
Quick toolbar buttons for switching between effect measures and random effect/fixed
Labels on forest plots can be changed at the comparison level.
More options/properties immediately available when adding a new outcome.
More outcomes properties can be exported.
Support for creation and editing of PRISMA flow diagrams.
Option for showing four decimals instead of two on forest plot figures.
Review and file management
My Reviews screen makes it easier to access the reviews you are involved in and helps
decide whether to check out a review or open a local file.
When opening a review file that you haven’t checked out, you are prompted if you want to
mark the review as checked out.
Contact person of review is shown on the Check Out screen.
Opening a file from a temporary location (e.g. the directory where your browser stores
downloaded files) does not change the default directory.
When opening a file, list view vs. details view is maintained from last session.
Link from validation report to relevant edit screen for correcting problem.
Error if withdrawn reviews contain other events than Amended.
Warning if Plain language summary exceeds 400 words.
Warning if links in the text to numbered items, e.g. figures, do not appear in numerical order.
Warning if date of What’s new event is in the future.
Warning if a link in a protocol refers to a section that is only published for full reviews.
Warning if an additional reference shares its identifier with a study.