Publons ECR Reviewers' Choice Award

We're excited to announce Xinyan Huang has been awarded our 2018 ECR Reviewers' Choice Award, with Veronika Cheplygina as the runner-up.

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.

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For me, peer review is not a task but a natural responsibility of being part of the community. It’s also a great learning experience [...] that definitely helped me to do my own research better.
— Assistant Prof. Xinyan Huang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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.

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