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...
Fri, 24 Feb, 2017 at 4:22 PM
How are reviews added to Publons?
Reviews are added to Publons in three ways, depending on whether or not the reviewer’s journal is an official partner of Publons: 1. Officially part...
Wed, 31 Jan, 2018 at 1:55 PM
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...
Thu, 16 Feb, 2017 at 12:02 PM
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As described in Can I add reviews for rejected or unpublished manuscripts?, Publons only displays reviews once a manuscript has been published.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
How does Publons identify when a manuscript is published?
We monitor external data feeds (Crossref for example) for new publications and cross-reference that with our own records. When a manuscript is ...
Thu, 16 Jun, 2016 at 2:23 AM
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