Our Author Feedback feature is designed to recognize researchers who go above and beyond to improve your work. With that in mind, reviewers will only be alerted to feedback when their review receives an ‘Excellent’ rating.


A review is deemed 'Excellent' if it receives a score of seven or more points out of a possible nine. In these cases, the reviewer will receive an ‘Excellent’ badge next to the review record on their Publons profile.


‘Excellent Reviews’ are also highlighted on the reviewer’s downloadable verified review record so they can include proof of how many of their reviews were deemed outstanding by editors and authors in their field.


Note: Scored reviews that do not meet the requirements for excellence will not be shared with the reviewer, indicated on their profile, or displayed in any other public part of the site.


Exact numerical scores are completely confidential and will not be shared.