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Cambridge University Press reviewers to get credit through Publons

What better way to celebrate peer review week than a partnership bringing reviewer recognition to the world’s oldest publishing house! Today we can announce a partnership with Cambridge University Press that aims to strengthen their peer review process by giving credit to peer reviewers. Cambridge University Press have long (almost 500 years long!) been a pioneer in academic publishing, so it’s great to have them onboard as an early adopter of the Publons reviewer recognition service.

We’ve seen over the last year that giving credit to peer reviewers has a strong effect in improving the speed and quality of the peer review process, and we can’t wait to see those results with the participating Cambridge journals. The partnership stands to benefit not only Cambridge’s peer reviewers, but all stakeholders that benefit from science advancing faster.

Mandy Hill, Managing Director of Academic at Cambridge University Press, said of the partnership:

Our commitment to quality content is at the core of our journals publishing, and is only possible because of the contributions of reviewers. Their work normally goes unrecognised publicly and so we are delighted to have this opportunity to acknowledge their efforts. Working with Publons enables us to innovate with the options we give to our reviewers and we are excited to see what we can achieve together.

How the partnership works

When you review for one of the four participating Cambridge journals you will be given the option to get credit on Publons. Once your review is completed you will receive an email with a private link to claim your review for your Publons profile.

Claiming the review will add it to your profile as e.g. “Reviewed for Psychological Medicine in September 2015”. Publons never reveals sensitive information without the consent of reviewers.

If you've already indicated on your profile that you'd like us to automatically add reviews from partnered journals, we'll skip sending you the private link and notify you via email once we’ve added the review.

For more info and a full list of the participating journals, see the Publons-Cambridge University Press partnership page:

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