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:
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  • Rich and extensive data from Clarivate Analytic's ScholarOne Manuscripts and Web of Science
  • Data-driven analysis from Publons' exclusive cross-publisher peer review platform
  • Survey responses from ~12,000 researchers around the globe
  • Statistics and insight to uncover the future direction of peer review.

This informs one of the largest peer review reports of its time, intended to lay the foundation for greater understanding, transparency, quality, trust, and efficiency in peer review. Download the report below and browse the full survey results at the bottom of this page.



 Who are the top scholarly peer reviewers for 2018?   Discover more

Who are the top scholarly peer reviewers
for 2018?

Discover more

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Master the core competencies of peer review with exclusive Publons Academy webinars.

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Join us in celebrating Peer Review Week 2018 through the Publons blog.

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Earlier this year we conducted one of the largest (if not the biggest ever) global surveys about scholarly peer review ever. The results helped to inform the Global State of Peer Review report, but you can see the full survey results below.



Read the full GSPR 2018

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