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 was acquired in 2017 by Clarivate Analytics — the global leader in trusted insights and analytics that accelerate the pace of innovation.
Publons recoups its costs by partnering with academic publishers. These partnerships allow reviews performed for cooperating journals to be automatically added to Publons profiles.
Meet the Team
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.
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.