When you sign up to Publons, your default review preference settings are configured as:

  • Privacy:
    Show journal
  • Content:
    Hide review content

You can change these default settings from the Review settings page in your private dashboard.


No matter what privacy settings are in place, we never display information about the manuscript until the manuscript has been published. Typically this means we require a DOI or a URL for the manuscript before a review can be signed or the review content can be made public.