Peer Review

Identity in peer review: Peer Review Week 2021

We’ve launched a New Web of Science Academy course for Peer Review Week 2021. Enroll now.   Source:   The theme for peer review week this year is “identity in peer review.” This can be interpreted many ways and means something different for everyone. In this article, Dr. Julia Mouatt, Head of the Web […]

Introducing open peer review content in the Web of Science

We’re pleased to introduce peer review content in Web of Science™ full record pages. Read more.   As the academic community celebrates Peer Review Week 2021 and the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining quality and integrity, we too are focused on peer reviewers’ identity at the heart of the research and discovery […]

The Web of Science Academy is here, an online hub for research integrity training

Research integrity in publishing is an important topic that is not often taught to researchers through their institution or by publishers. The new Web of Science™ Academy offers researchers around the world an opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge, making them better researchers, peer reviewers and journal editorial board members. Courses will help researchers […]

6 Common Flaws To Look Out For in Peer Review

It’s not always easy to spot flaws in research papers. Sometimes an error is glaringly obvious – like a vague abstract with no aim and little data – and other times it’s like finding a needle in a stack of pins. (Like, really, really sharp pins that leave you dreaming of haystacks). Luckily, the solution […]

Find top authors in a research field: What you need to know

Our blog to help you find top authors is part of our Research Smarter series. This series is dedicated to helping you get familiar with your research field. Download our cheat sheet, which brings together top tips for finding relevant journals, papers, and authors in a field. You can also read the related blog posts […]

Solving the Mystery of Peer Review for Predatory Journals

From its earliest days, Publons™ has championed transparency in peer review. We believe that it is only by fully understanding the peer review process that we can support and recognise underappreciated peer reviewers, identify the faults that plague the system, and improve it. One such fault is that predatory publishers and journals often claim legitimacy […]

Find and advance the hottest new research in your field, step-by-step

Keeping up with breakthrough research is no easy feat. Helping to advance that breakthrough research is even harder – especially if you’re a new academic. Luckily, it doesn’t always need to involve years in the lab. The latest Research Fronts™ report gives you quick insight into hot and emerging research heating up across the scientific […]

Want To Peer Review? Top 10 Tips To Get Noticed By Editors

Ever awkwardly listened to your colleagues complain about too many peer review requests? Do you desperately nod your head in agreement despite the fact no journal editor has ever approached you? It’s ok. You’re not alone: There’s a paradox in peer review and you’re probably caught up in it. Academic journal editors say that getting […]

Have the 2010s been good for peer review?

How has peer review fared in the 2010s? We outline some key trends that have helped to define, challenge, and progress the peer review system over the past decade. A lot can happen in ten years — take the beginnings of Publons, for instance. The company was little more than a bold idea in 2010. […]

How to Write a Peer Review: 12 things you need to know

Learning how to peer review is no small feat. You’re responsible for protecting the public from false findings and research flaws, while at the same time helping to uncover legitimate breakthroughs. You’re also asked to constructively critique the research of your peers, some of which has taken blood, sweat, tears and years to put together. […]