Publons tracks, verifies and showcases peer review activity without compromising reviewer anonymity or infringing upon journal policies. By default, the content of the review will not be publicly displayed, and only the year of the review and the journal title will be shown on reviewer profiles. Publons partners can customise their review privacy and content settings at any time via the Partner Dashboard.

Where a publisher or journal has privacy or content settings that differ from a reviewer’s, the publisher / journal settings always take precedence. For example, if a reviewer has indicated they want to sign and publish the content of their reviews, but the journal’s policy is for reviews to remain blind and unpublished, Publons will honor the journal’s policy.

Publons’ partners can track how many of their reviewers want to sign and publish their reviews via the Partner Dashboard.

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