We're delighted to announce that Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria University) has partnered with Publons to ensure better review and research outcomes for students and staff across their entire research community.
Encouraging excellent peer review is at the heart of everything we do at Publons, and we're excited to work with Victoria University to help develop, incentivise and recognise their reviewers.
Over the coming months we'll work together to help train their early career researchers through the Publons Academy, and deliver the tools and metrics needed to support, measure and reward their reviewers in internal assessments and funding applications.
Speaking about the new partnership, Victoria University's Vice-Provost (Research) Professor Kate McGrath says:
“This partnership provides an incentive for our academics to engage in more reviews and improve their reviewing skills. That itself is a powerful feedback mechanism through which they can learn from and apply when developing their own research ideas."
This isn't the first time Victoria University has demonstrated its commitment to peer review in support of its researchers. Read this case study about Dr Matthias Lein - chemistry researcher and lecturer with Victoria University's School of Chemical and Physical Sciences - who used his Publons profile as evidence of his contributions and expertise to help secure a promotion.
This partnership is one of many exciting initiatives to improve peer review we have announced over the past week -- see all the others on our blog.
Photo credit: Victoria University of Wellington