All researchers with a Publons profile were automatically eligible for any of the three Peer Review Awards listed below.
The top 1% of reviewers across the 22 Essential Science Indicators (ESI) research areas.
Rankings were calculated by number of verified pre-publication reviews that were:
Reviews were attributed to an ESI research area based on the journal the review was performed for. The ESI categorisation was used because it organizes journals into broad research areas that align with Web of Science, the leading citation index for scientific and scholarly research.
The "Cross-field" category captures the top 1% of reviewers in the Multidisciplinary ESI research area and reviewers who performed multiple reviews across different ESI fields (reviews verifying the eligibility criteria).
The top 10 reviewers on Publons ranked by the number of reviews rated as 'excellent' by the handling editor or author, for pre-publication reviews that were:
The top 10 handing editors were calculated by the number of verified editorial records:
Each editorial record represents a manuscript for which the editor managed the peer review process before an editorial decision was made.
We have updated the methodology for the Global Peer Review Awards to only count reviews and editorial records performed for journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection.
This change is intended to strike the best balance in promoting good research and publishing practices, as it ensures that every review and editorial record we count is from a curated collection of high-quality scholarly journals expertly selected for their editorial rigor, and published worldwide in over 250 science, social sciences, and humanities disciplines. (Click here to learn more about the Web of Science Core Collection selection criteria and process).