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Review metrics: see how you compare vs your university and global averages

The hidden nature of peer review makes it hard to know what is normal. Do I review more than others? How detailed am I expected to make my review? Do others recommend rejection as often as I do?

Today we're releasing a feature that answers these questions and more. Publons reviewer profiles now show a range of metrics and graphs (eg) that highlight interesting characteristics about review activity, and compares these against the average of the reviewer's university and all Publons users.

These include reviewer acceptance rate (i.e. how many of the reviewed manuscripts have been published), reviews per month, the average word count of reviews, and the days-of-the-week distribution.

Excerpt of Elisabeth Bik's stats

You can access your own stats by clicking on your profile image and 'View profile' from any page on Publons, or by signing up if you haven't already.

These are the first in a series of metrics and graphs we are releasing over the next month to provide greater insight into peer review. Stay tuned for more next week!

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