Journals Library

Duty of confidentiality to authors

All submitted final reports are treated as confidential documents. This means that, unless we have the authors’ prior permission, we will not disclose information about a final report. However, during the editorial review process, the following people may have access to your final report:

  • Editorial office staff and other colleagues at NETSCC, NIHR or MRC
  • External reviewers
  • NIHR Journals Library editors and other members of the editorial board or groups
  • Department of Health staff or other policy making bodies, on completion of a confidentiality agreement
  • The production house