The Publons Academy is a practical peer review training course for early career researchers. Join our rapidly growing network of expert mentors and train the next generation of peer reviewers.
Empower Reviewers, Improve Research
Together, the academic community can improve scholarly communication by training new academics in peer review.
- Build an expert pool of motivated peer reviewers
- Gain verified evidence for every student you graduate
- Get ahead in job and funding applications
- Utilise an out-of-the-box innovative teaching solution
- Connect with emerging researchers in their field
- Receive feedback from students on your supervision
Your Role as a Mentor
Together, the academic community can improve scholarly communication by training new academics in peer review. At the Publons Academy, this means offering feedback, motivating and endorsing early career researchers for excellence in reviewing.
Showcase your work training budding reviewers
Ten Modules to Learn Peer Review
1. Welcome to Publons Academy
Get an overview of what will be covered in the modules and how the course works
2. Academic publishing and peer review
Get an overview of the workflow of academic publishing and different types of peer review
3. What journals want
Learn how to communicate with editors and what skills they value in peer reviewers
4. Ethical considerations
In this module students learn what to look for when evaluating tables and figures, and to look for clearly stated results.
5. At first glance
Learn how to approach a review, and what to look for in titles, abstracts, and reference lists
6. Evaluating introductions
Learn what should be included in an introduction and what to look out for and comment on
7. Evaluating methodology
Learn what makes a sound study design and how to recognise a poor one
8. Evaluating data and results
Learn what to look for when evaluating data in tables and figures in the results section
9. Evaluating discussions and conclusions
Learn what should be included and what to look for and comment on when evaluating discussions and conclusions
10. Structuring your reviews
Learn how to structure and effectively communicate your constructive review
"We often look at the reviews written by our youngest contributors and make decisions about our editorial board based on our experience with outstanding young reviewers."
Dr. Randy Scheckman, Nobel Prize-winning biologist and Editor-in-Chief of eLife
Why Publons Academy?
- Hundreds of thousands of expert reviewers
- Free and on-demand - learn anywhere, anytime
- The world's largest library of reviews to learn from
- Students receive individual support and recognition for practice reviews
- Graduates can connect with top journal editors
- Mentors recognised with verified evidence and feedback for their efforts