About Publons

Our mission is to speed up research by harnessing the power of peer review.



Why does peer review matter?

Peer review is at the heart of research. It ensures the quality and integrity of published literature. Peer review helps us discover cures, develop innovative technologies and realise human potential faster by weeding out misleading research and enhancing the work of others.

Without peer review, science and research would progress at a glacial rate. It would be harder to differentiate between legitimate breakthrough discoveries and misleading research that can delay our pursuit of truth and knowledge.

How is Publons harnessing the power of peer review?

Researchers understand the power and importance of great peer review. Unfortunately, in today's publish or perish world, it becomes harder and harder to find the time to commit to reviewing.

Publons is bringing balance back to the system. We turn peer review into a measurable indicator of a researcher's expertise and contributions to their field.

With Publons, researchers can effortlessly track each review they perform across the world's journals, demonstrating how often top editors rely on their expertise to vet novel research.

When we acknowledge the importance of peer review contributions, there is greater incentive to review and to review better.

With more experts committed to evaluating the world's research through peer review, it becomes easier for editors to get review done. This speeds up the peer review process and help us to communicate breakthrough research to the world faster.

Raising the status of reviewing is just the first step. We’re also committed to:

  • Training the next generation of expert reviewers
  • Assessing the quality and performance of peer review around the world
  • Helping editors find the best reviewers faster, rapidly increasing the pace of scholarly communication
  • Stimulating discussion and insight around research after publication.

Publons is completely free for academics.