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Compare your reviewing behaviour with others around the world. Keep your statistics private or share them publicly, the choice is yours. See the average impact factor of journals you review for, your review to publication ratio, average length of your reviews and more..


Help the world better understand published research

Follow papers, endorse reviews or initiate the dialogue yourself by adding post-publication reviews of papers to help bring further context and insight to published work. You can also see what other experts are saying about your papers and weigh in on the discussion.

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Search our database of the world's journals and let your favourite ones know if you're interested in reviewing for them. 


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Get recognized as a world expert

Publons' global Peer Review Awards celebrate the critical role you play in ensuring the quality and integrity of published research. Held during Peer Review Week each year, the Awards bring recognition to reviewers and editors worldwide, and raises awareness of the key challenges you face. 

Our 2018 Award categories are:

 - Top 1% of reviewers in their field
 - Top quality reviewers
 - Top reviewers for top journals
 - Top handling editors
 - Publons' ECR reviewer choice award (new).

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Enable features to automatically export your review record to your ORCID ID. Once activated, your Publons and ORCID accounts will remain synced, so your review work is visible across the web.

You can also elect to have your record automatically updated with any of your past reviews we dig up.

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Get notified when the article you reviewed is published, so you can see the result of your feedback and weigh in on any post-publication discussion.


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