About The Company

Publons was founded by Andrew Preston and Daniel Johnston in 2012 to address the static state of peer-reviewing practices in scholarly communication, with a view to encourage collaboration and speed up scientific development

The Publons name is an homage to the "publon", the "minimum unit of publishable material".

Publons is a limited liability company registered in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. We recoup our costs by partnering with publishers. These partnerships allow reviews performed for cooperating journals to be automatically added to Publons profiles.

 

Meet the Team

Andrew Preston, CEO & co-founder andrew@publons.com 

Andrew Preston,
CEO & co-founder
andrew@publons.com 

Penny Down  Account Manager penny@publons.com

Penny Down 
Account Manager
penny@publons.com

Laura Harvey  Head of Publisher Relations laura@publons.com

Laura Harvey 
Head of Publisher Relations
laura@publons.com

Daniel Johnston Co-founder & Head of Product daniel@publons.com

Daniel Johnston
Co-founder & Head of Product
daniel@publons.com

Andrew Harrison User Engagement Manager andrewh@publons.com

Andrew Harrison
User Engagement Manager
andrewh@publons.com

Broc Harcourt  Developer broc@publons.co

Broc Harcourt 
Developer
broc@publons.co

Matthew Betts CTO matt@publons.com

Matthew Betts
CTO
matt@publons.com

Alex Sokolov  Database Analyst alex@publons.com

Alex Sokolov 
Database Analyst
alex@publons.com

Tom Culley Marketing Director tom@publons.com

Tom Culley
Marketing Director
tom@publons.com

Sam Costigan  Developer sam@publons.com

Sam Costigan 
Developer
sam@publons.com

Mark Cameron  Developer mark@publons.com

Mark Cameron 
Developer
mark@publons.com


Publisher Advisory Group

 

Publons publisher advisors are industry experts with extensive knowledge of the way publishers think about peer review. Publons relies on their experience as key stakeholders in the research ecosystem to develop the best possible peer review platform for researchers around the world. Advisors provide feedback on our product roadmap and we ask for their their input into review policy decisions.

 
 
 

Board of Advisors

 
Dave Moskovitz http://dave.moskovitz.co.nz/ Dave is a professional company director and startup investor. He has worked as a lexicographer on a number of dictionary monographs based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Dave Moskovitz

http://dave.moskovitz.co.nz/

Dave is a professional company director and startup investor. He has worked as a lexicographer on a number of dictionary monographs based in Wellington, New Zealand.

 
Dave ten Have COO of Makey Makey. Dave is an experienced manager of software and hardware companies. Dave is also an advisor to a number of start ups in NZ and the US.

Dave ten Have

COO of Makey Makey. Dave is an experienced manager of software and hardware companies. Dave is also an advisor to a number of start ups in NZ and the US.

Dan Knox

Dan is one of the Co-Founders of Science Exchange. He also advises and (occasionally) invests in startups that are using technology to make the world a better place. Dan is an alum of Y Combinator (S '11) and MIT Sloan (EMBA '12). He's originally from New Zealand and, although he left over 10 years ago, still has a Kiwi accent.

Ziyad Marar Ziyad Marar is Global Publishing Director of one the world’s leading independent academic and professional publishers, SAGE. Having joined SAGE in 1989, Ziyad has worked across all aspects of publishing. He was appointed Editorial Director in 1997, Deputy Managing Director in 2006, and took on his current global role in 2010, in which he has responsibility for the overall strategic direction of SAGE’s publishing.

Ziyad Marar

Ziyad Marar is Global Publishing Director of one the world’s leading independent academic and professional publishers, SAGE. Having joined SAGE in 1989, Ziyad has worked across all aspects of publishing. He was appointed Editorial Director in 1997, Deputy Managing Director in 2006, and took on his current global role in 2010, in which he has responsibility for the overall strategic direction of SAGE’s publishing.

Simon Swallow Simon has always had an interest in academia since completing his Masters degree in 1995 where he majored in investor psychology and how investors made decisions. As an investor now, Simon is not sure whether he practices what he previously preached but has an exceptional amount of fun as an advisor to the dynamic and world changing Publons.

Simon Swallow

Simon has always had an interest in academia since completing his Masters degree in 1995 where he majored in investor psychology and how investors made decisions. As an investor now, Simon is not sure whether he practices what he previously preached but has an exceptional amount of fun as an advisor to the dynamic and world changing Publons.

 

Academic Advisors

 

Publons Academic Advisors are scientists ready to revitalise science through peer review. Publons relies on their experience with peer review to help us deliver the best possible peer review platform to researchers around the world. Advisors provide much-appreciated help with and advice on the future of peer review, upcoming product features, and spreading the word about Publons.