Any Publons user can endorse a review. An endorsement shows that the endorser considers the review to be worthy of their advocacy.


Rewarding high-quality reviews is important. At the same time, we are trying to build a positive site where all contributions are welcome. So, rather than flagging bad reviews, our endorsement system rewards high-quality reviews. Endorsements increase the reviewer's merit score and so are a good way to reward quality reviews.


If you come across a review that you feel is of a high quality then you are welcome to endorse it. To do this, simply hit the '+' button on the 'Review detail' page.


We ask in particular that editors and authors consider endorsing reviews of their papers if it is merited. Here's what the relevant section of a review looks like once endorsed:



You can view the reviews and journals you have endorsed on the endorsements page of your private dashboard.  You may also view any journals you registered your interest in reviewing for here.