There are a number of ways reviews can be added to Publons:

  • Researcher-added reviews - researchers can add a review record to their profile by forwarding their review receipt email to or filling out an online form. 
  • Journal integrations - For partner journals, reviewers can opt-in to Publons as part of the review submission process and the review data is transferred to Publons upon submission. 

The review record is added to Publons according to the policy set by the journal. 

The default review display policy on Publons means that only the journal and number of reviews performed will be shown. N.B. a reviewer can edit the review display policy for his/her reviews. 

To find out more please see the FAQ on review display policy settings.