Publons is the only profile where you can track your publications, citation metrics, peer reviews and journal editing work in one place. It’s quick and easy to maintain, can be used as evidence of your research outputs, and provides valuable insights into your publication and review history.  

Your Publons profile is easy to maintain because it’s largely automated. Publons is powered by the Web of Science, ORCiD, and integrations with thousands of scholarly journals. That means we can automatically import or update: 


  • All your publications from Web of Science, ORCID, or your bibliographic reference manager (e.g. EndNote, Zotero or Mendeley) 
  • Trusted citation metrics based on the editorially curated Web of Science Core Collection, which includes more than 21,000 of the worlds best journals 
  • Your verified peer review and journal editing history, powered by partnerships with thousands of scholarly journals. 


It’s important to note that your verified review history is shown across all academic journals and selected funders without revealing any sensitive information about the manuscript or grant application. 

Publons is free to peer reviewers. We try to recoup our costs by partnering with publishers. For example, we work with publishers to integrate their peer review systems seamlessly into Publons so that their reviewers receive instant credit for their work. 

We believe such arrangements are of benefit to all stakeholders. 

If you represent a journal or publisher interested in partnering with Publons, you can read more here.