Once you have added some peer reviews or publications to your Publons profile a Metrics tab will be accessible on your profile.  

Your metrics are broken into three sections: 

  • “Your impact over time” can contain two graphs, one displaying your publications and citations over time, and another showing your verified pre-publication reviews over time.  Publication and review counts should agree with the data displayed on those sections of your profile and citations counts are sourced from Web of Science. 

  • “Publication metrics” shows a handful of metrics derived from your publication history. 
    • Publications in Web of Science” is the number of publications you have indexed in Web of Science 
    • H-index” is repeated from your profile card 
    • Sum of times” cited is also repeated from your profile card 
    • Average citations per item” is calculated using your “Sum of times cited” and the number of your publications which are indexed in Web of Science. 
    • Average citations per year” is calculated using your “Sum of times cited” and the number of years between your first Web of Science indexed publication and your last. 

  • “Review metrics” shows a variety of metrics related to your peer review activity.  All of these can be compared to any research field in our database by entering it in the field available. 
    • Verified reviews” is repeated from your profile card 
    • Verified reviews (last 12 months)” is the number of your verified reviews which were performed in the last 12 months. 
    • “Review to publication ratio” is calculated using the total number of peer reviews and publications you have added to your profile. 
    • "Reviews per month" is a graph showing the number of verified reviews you have completed either per-month or cumulatively on a month-by month basis. 
    • “Average word count” is a graph showing the average word count among reviews for which you have added the review content.  You can add review content on each review’s edit page.