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World's top peer reviewers revealed
Over 6,000 experts are honored as world-class peer reviewers and editors in Publons’ 2018 global Peer Review Awards!
The awards, announced during this year’s Peer Review Week, celebrate reviewers as the #SentinelsofScience and research, tirelessly proving their unwavering commitment towards the quality and integrity of scholarly communication.
In 2018, there were:
230K+ award-winning reviews written for more than 10,000 journals
2,000+ institutions named as housing the world’s top reviewers and editors
100+ countries celebrated for hosting our 6,000+ award-winners
38 Publons Academy graduates named in this year’s awards.
Click on any of the Award categories below to see the top reviewers for 2018, and check out our methodology here.
Are researchers from your institution named in the awards? Download our Peer Review Week toolkit for information and assets about how to promote their achievements.
Publons ECR Reviewers' Choice Award
Mechanical Engineer Xinyan Huang is an Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and will receive US$1,500 in Amazon vouchers for his exceptional contribution to peer review.
Xinyan is recognized for being an "active, careful, enthusiastic, constructive, and responsible reviewer," and having a long list of peer review awards for Publons, Springer, and Elsevier to prove it.
Peer Review Week 2018
Publons' Peer Review Awards are announced each year during Peer Review Week. Peer Review Week 2018 runs from September 10 - 15, 2018, and is dedicated to all things peer review. It brings recognition to reviewers worldwide, and raises awareness of the key challenges they face, including:
- the deluge of publications
- a lack of transparency
- outdated or inefficient technology
- a scarce array of reviewer profiles.
The theme for this year's Peer Review Week is 'Diversity & Inclusion in Peer Review.' If you would like to get involved please send your contributions and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line 'Peer Review Week.'
Alternatively, you can download Publons Peer Review Week toolkit with information and assets to help your orgnization get involved.
What makes an Award-winning reviewer?
To celebrate the arrival of our Awards and the theme of this year's Peer Review Week, diversity and inclusion, we interviewed some of our winning reviewers and editors from 2017.
Global State of Peer Review
What does the peer review landscape look like today? Is it getting better or worse? And who's actually doing all the peer review, anyway? We made it part of our Peer Review Week mission to find out.
Publons' Global State of peer review report combines:
- 30+ years' worth of data from Clarivate Analytic's ScholarOne Manuscripts system
- data-driven analysis from Publons' large-scale peer review platform
- survey responses from ~12,000 researchers in the peer review community
- statistics and insight to uncover the future direction of peer review.
This will inform one of the largest peer review reports of its time, dedicated to improving review for the better. We'll provide a link to the report and supporting documents on September 9, 2018.
Interested in receiving a copy? Register your interest below and we will send you a link to the report when it is released.
What does "Diversity in Review" mean to you?
We asked researchers working at the heart of peer review this very question. Find out what they said - and let us know if you think the same or differently at email@example.com or via social media.
Spread the word
We want to hear from you! Join us in sharing news about Peer Review Week 2018, our Awards, Report, and everything that represents diversity in peer review to you. Click any of the tweets below to show your support:
Proud to be a peer reviewer. Join me in celebrating the world's top reviewers in @Publons 2018 Peer Review Awards! #SentinelsofScience
Big thanks to all the peer reviewers out there this #PeerRevWk18! #PeerRevDiversityInclusion with @Publons
Who will be named the top peer reviewers for 2018? @Publons Peer Review Awards announced this September - are you in the running? #SentinelsofScience
Publons' Peer Review Awards are the only cross-publisher Awards that celebrate the efforts of peer reviewers worldwide. Here's a list of our partners supporting our 2018 series: