General Info

How does Publons work?
Publons collects information about peer reviews and builds public reviewer profiles for participating reviewers. A Publons profile shows a researcher’s veri...
Thu, 17 Jan, 2019 at 9:40 AM
Why recognise reviewers?
Publons’ (soon to be published data) shows that giving credit to reviewers increases review invitation acceptance rates and decreases review turnaround time...
Wed, 11 May, 2016 at 12:40 PM
What review information does Publons display?
Publons tracks, verifies and showcases peer review activity without compromising reviewer anonymity or infringing upon journal policies. By default, the c...
Thu, 4 May, 2017 at 6:17 PM
What is Publons' business model?
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 p...
Wed, 5 Dec, 2018 at 8:34 AM
How do you know when a paper has been published?
As described in Can I add reviews for rejected or unpublished manuscripts?, Publons only displays reviews once a manuscript has been published. We det...
Wed, 21 Jan, 2015 at 2:36 PM
What happens when a manuscript is rejected?
The reviewer is not able to sign or publish their review. However, they receive the same credit regardless. This means there is no undue incentive for revie...
Wed, 11 May, 2016 at 12:56 PM
About us
Our mission at Publons is to speed up science by making peer review faster, more efficient, and more effective. We work with peer reviewers, editors, an...
Fri, 1 Jul, 2016 at 7:46 AM
What is a partnered journal?
More than 2,500 journals are integrated with Publons in order to automate the process of giving recognition to their reviewers.  You can see a list of these...
Mon, 17 Dec, 2018 at 1:35 PM
How do I send feedback or get in touch with Publons?
If you would like to get in touch with someone at Publons for assistance or to pass on any feedback or for any other reason you can send us a message to inf...
Thu, 2 May, 2019 at 9:54 AM