On Publons you can add your reviews which are performed for journals or conferences to your public profile (with the privacy settingsyou choose). We can then verify your reviews, which can be used in promotion and funding applications.
There are four simple ways to populate your review record on Publons, most of which rely on you adding and verifying any email addresses you use to submit reviews to journals - so go and do that now and then come back!
1. Add reviews performed for partnered journals
Reviews performed for partnered journals can be instantly added to your profile as you do them. Simply follow these steps:
Check the box on the review submission form asking if you want to add a record of the review to Publons*
Follow the link in the confirmation email we send you
We send you a confirmation email on purpose to make sure we never collect review records from people who accidentally checked the box in the review submission form.
You can speed things up by adding the review using the form on your Private Dashboard first, and including the URL of the review in your email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: A reviewer certificate, acknowledging a reviewer for their overall contribution to the journal does not show which reviews have been performed or on which dates they were completed, thus we cannot process a review certificate as a review receipt to verify and add an individual review. For the same reasons we cannot process general thank you for reviewing emails. General thank you emails are emails which are not specific to any manuscripts and are thanking the reviewer for the process and not the completion of a review.
Please learn more about what counts as a review receipthere.
To see exactly how to add reviews through email@example.com, please watch the video below:
Note that we can add reviews sent to firstname.lastname@example.org to your account if the email address they're sent from is verified against your Publons account.
3. Enable auto-updates
Digging up old emails can take some time. So where we can, we’ll do the work for you! We work with our partners to look back at their review records for up to five years and update our users’ review history. Simply turn on the 'Automatically add reviews from partnered journals" setting found on the permissions page of your private dashboard. Then whenever we find a review, we'll add it to your profile and let you know.
Note that we can only match you to reviews submitted with emails that are verified against your Publons account.
Note that you are unable to create journal entries on Publons. If you would like to add a review for a journal not in our database through the forms on the site, please contact us with the journal title, URL and ISSN and any other relevant information and we'll add it for you.
Grant Application Review Recognition
What is Grant Review Recognition?
Every year, governments and organizations spend billions of dollars funding research. Researchers and subject matter experts play a critical role in helping these organizations decide which research they should fund by reviewing research grant applications. Reviewing research grant applications is both an indicator of one’s expertise and standing in their field, and an important contribution to the wider research community that deserves recognition.
How does Publons support Grant Review Recognition?
If you have reviewed grant applications for a funding organization partnered with Publons, you can add a verified record of this work to your Publons profile as evidence of your expert contributions helping funders determine which research they should fund.
1. Add reviews performed for partnered research funding organizations
Reviews performed for partnered funders can be added to your profile. Shortly after the funding round which you reviewed for, you will be contacted by Publons on behalf of the funder via email.
2. Adding reviews performed for non-partnered funders
You can use the ‘Request Recognition from a Funder’ button on your Private Dashboard. We will ask you for information on your previous grant peer review contributions, and then contact funders on your behalf to request that they add these reviews to your profile when an integration is available with these funders.