Reviewers

What security measures do you use to ensure my privacy?
Publication Peer Review We're serious about respecting and maintaining your privacy.  When you sign up to Publons, your default review preference...
Tue, 3 Dec, 2019 at 2:38 PM
Who owns the Review?
Unless you have signed a waiver, you own the copyright to your review. You can read more about this on our blog.
Fri, 9 Dec, 2016 at 4:56 AM
Does the author have a say in what review information is available on Publons?
As an author of a reviewed publication, you can decide whether or not reviewers can publicly display the content of their reviews. This will only affect...
Fri, 12 Apr, 2019 at 1:55 PM
How do I add a post-publication review?
Writing post-publication reviews is a good way to demonstrate your expertise and writing them on Publons is a great way to bring this expertise to the atten...
Mon, 9 Nov, 2020 at 10:58 AM
Why do I need to verify my email address?
Email verification is needed to ensure that we safely assign your review to the correct profile. To verify your email address you need to follow the link ...
Fri, 12 Apr, 2019 at 2:09 PM
How can I indicate my interest in reviewing for a certain journal?
Publons users can volunteer to review for any journal on Publons.  If that journal is partnered with us we will then share your interest and your primary em...
Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 at 12:15 PM
Can I add reviews of manuscripts on pre-print servers?
Yes.  Any manuscript you read on arXiv, bioRxiv, preprints, engrXiv, or any other pre-print server is ripe for reviewing on Publons. There are two ways ...
Tue, 18 Jul, 2017 at 9:23 AM
What are journal endorsements?
Any Publons user can endorse a journal.  A journal endorsement may indicate that the user has had a good experience either publishing in or reviewing for th...
Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 at 12:28 PM
How do I use my private dashboard?
Your Publons account is split into two sections: your public profile and your private dashboard.  Your public profile is visible to any visitor to the site,...
Mon, 7 Dec, 2020 at 9:55 AM
What is a Journal Integration?
Publons partners with publishers to integrate directly alongside their editors' workflow without affecting their traditional processes. You can read m...
Tue, 11 Aug, 2020 at 3:06 PM