If you notice that a review sent to Publons via the transparent peer review workflow contains any of the following:

  • Comments of an abusive or derogatory nature;
  • Content that may be libellous;
  • Comments that you have reason to believe may have other serious ramifications;


please contact transparent-review@publons.com as soon as possible, highlighting the content you would like to withhold. 


Please note that we have defined the above criteria as exceptional circumstances, and do not anticipate that editors will have much occasion to submit such requests.