Where possible, we tried to give you a sense of how your stats and achievements compare with your peers on Publons. Here’s how it’s broken down:


Pre-publication peer review graph: We compared your review efforts with the average number of pre-publication reviews performed by researchers in your field and on Publons. Keep reading to see how we chose your field. 


Interactive tiles: We compared your results with the average or total for researchers in your field. The average is only calculated from those researchers in your field who performed that particular action this year. 


Map: We didn’t provide comparison data for this map. Instead, we combined the public data we have for all researchers from your institution who are on Publons. We used this information to show the number of interactions you have as reviewers, editors, and authors with journals around the world. You can see this data by hovering over or tapping on the colored parts of the map. 


How did we choose your field?


We chose your field based on the information you provided us in your profile settings. That means if you selected “Condensed matter physics” as your research field, we compared your stats with other researchers who also selected that as their field. 


If you have added two or more research fields to your profile, we chose the field that you share with the largest number of researchers on Publons. In the event of a tie, we randomly selected the result. 


You can learn more about adding your research field to your profile here


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