We're serious about respecting and maintaining your privacy.  When you sign up to Publons, your default review preference settings are configured as:

Privacy:
Show journal
Content:
Hide review content


You can change these default settings from the Review settings page in your private dashboard.

No matter what privacy settings are in place, we never display information about the manuscript until the manuscript has been published. Typically this means we require a DOI or a URL for the manuscript before a review can be signed or the review content can be made public


Here are some additional examples of how your data is kept secure on Publons:

  • Publons is served exclusively over HTTPS.
  • Our database is stored on Amazon Web Services which grants us their security standards.
  • We only add reviews from the email addresses that you've verified.
  • We use two-factor authentication for all Publons staff.


We also do not use any of your private information included in forwarded email receipts through reviews@publons.com other than for adding reviews.  


You can see our terms of service for the legal details of how we respect and maintain your privacy.