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Review Manager

Applies to:
MindTouch (current)
Role required:
Draft Contributor
Review Manager enables Pro Members to request or receive article review notifications and incorporate feedback.


Enterprise knowledge management often includes an internal content review process, whether it is for translation, technical details, grammar, or style. Review Manager helps accelerate this process by providing in-product functionality.  

Ensuring that the content in your articles is accurate and helpful is foundational to getting accurate information to those who need it most. Streamlining processes where Knowledge experts assign knowledge articles for review, track the status of reviews, request edits, and approve content for publishing for publication is critical to creating a trustworthy knowledge base. Implementing approval processes with Review Manager gives you additional control over the content and publication of your articles. 

Key Features / Functionality 

This feature will be available to all new sites and customers on the latest Expert version.  

Review Manager will enable Authors and Editors to: 

  • Submit an article for review  
  • Submit specific sections of an article for review 
  • Reassign a review to another user 
  • Request edits (Reviewer gives feedback to Author to make changes) 
  • Include feedback 
  • View open reviews they’ve requested or been assigned (queue) 
  • Complete reviews 
  • Notifications via email when a request is submitted or updated 

Review Manager will enable Admins to do everything Authors and Editors can do plus:  

  • View all open reviews on site  
  • View all completed reviews on site  
  • Download CSV reports of the review queue 

Key Benefits

  • Reduce time to publish and ensure content is reviewed in a timely manner. 
  • Increase overall efficiency by keeping the content review workflow in the product to reduce friction created by a siloed content workflow. 
  • Improve collaboration with instant notifications. 
  • Assign article review responsibility. 
  • Develop and enhance content creation across your team with a streamlined workflow.  

Use Cases

  • Authors creating or updating content - request an article review by a peer, SME, or manager
  • Editors reviewing or approving content - request edits to as article review request, approve an article after review, or reassign a review request to another user
  • Content Managers or Administrators - monitor and manage all review requests in the Review Queue
  • Translation Workflow​ - Admins going through a site translation can assign teams/SMEs to review translated articles to be sure the translations are accurate

How it Works

  • Submit an article for review 
  • Reassign a review to another user
  • Request edits
  • Include feedback
  • View open reviews and closed reviews
  • Complete reviews

Eligible Users

Users with the ability to create and edit pages (Pro Members with Draft Contributor, Author, Editor, or Admin role) can submit an article for review and assign it to any user that is a Pro Member.


Request details are sent to the reviewer via email.

Request details can also be found in the Review Queue by navigating to Site Tools > Dashboard > Content Tools > Review Queue > My Reviews.

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Request details are also visible on pages with active reviews in the Review Banner


Review Options

After a review request is received by a Reviewer, the Reviewer can reassign, accept, or request edits to the article.

  • If the Reviewer reassigns the article, the review cycle is canceled and restarts with the new reviewer.
  • If the Reviewer accepts the article, the review cycle is closed.
  • If the Reviewer requests edits to the article, the review state changes to Needs Edits until the requestor resubmits it for review.

Start a Review

  1. View an article that needs review and select Review > Start Review from the MindTouch toolbar to open the Submit Review dialog.
  2. Begin typing a User or Group name into the the Reviewer field and select an option from the autocomplete list that appears. Do not type in an email address. Select a user from the autocomplete results, which populates from Pro Member users and groups in your MindTouch Control Panel. Deselect the User or Group filter to prevent users or groups from appearing as suggestions.
  3. If a specific section should be review instead of the entire article, expand the Table of Contents and select a section (optional).
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  4. Verify Section is selected.
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  5. Enter comments (optional) and click Submit.
  6. A success message will appear above Page Settings to confirm the submitted review.

If you refresh or when any Pro Member visits the page, a Review Banner above Page Settings will show details of open reviews for the page.

The Review Banner will also indicate if there are multiple Reviews in progress for the page.

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Click View all article reviews in the Review Banner or click Review > Open Reviews from the Toolbar to see the Open Reviews dialog with more details.

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  • If the reviewer reassigns the article, the review cycle is canceled and restarts with the new reviewer
  • If the reviewer accepts the article, the review cycle is closed
  • If the reviewer requests edits to the article, the review state changes to Needs Edits until the requestor resubmits it for review
  • Review Workflow is flexible to assign to any eligible user or group but cannot be configured for pre-determined users in a specific order
  • Notifications take place via email
  • Workflow does not auto-publish upon approval
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