Publons reveal world’s top peer reviewers for 2017

LONDON, 12 September, 2017 – Today Publons announced the winners of the 2017 Publons Peer Review Awards, honoring the top contributors to peer review across all the world’s journals.

The complete list of winners by category is available at:

Publons Peer Review Awards were established in 2016 to celebrate the essential role peer reviewers play in bringing trust and efficiency to scholarly communication. It’s thanks to their critical eye and devotion to sound science that high quality, impactful research is communicated to the world faster and more often.

Publons Awards are designed to recognize both the quantity and quality of reviewers’ efforts, and timed to coincide with Peer Review Week (September 11 – 17), a global event celebrating the critical role of peer review in science and research.

Winners were selected from more than 190,000 researchers on Publons’ global reviewer database, for the following categories:

  • Top 1% of reviewers in each field
  • Most highly-rated reviewers
  • Top reviewers for top journals
  • Top reviewing institutions – overall and in each field
  • Top reviewing countries
  • Top post-publication reviewers
  • Top handling editors

Following this announcement, Publons will reveal on 19 September the recipient of their inaugural Sentinel Award – for outstanding advocacy, innovation or contribution to scholarly peer review. The shortlist was handpicked by a panel of judges from across the publishing industry and includes individual reviewers, career peer review advocates and experts.

The complete Sentinel Award shortlist is available at:

Publons’ Managing Director and cofounder, Andrew Preston, says: “It’s a great honor to recognize the experts protecting and enhancing scholarly communication through peer review. All our winners should be incredibly proud of what they’ve achieved. They are delivering outstanding results thanks to their tireless commitment to scientific excellence and integrity. On behalf of Publons, I would like to congratulate all the winners, and thank the incredible dedication, effort and persistence of so many peer reviewers worldwide.”

Sponsors of the second installment of Publons Peer Review Awards include Wiley, SAGE, Wolters Kluwer, Catalyst Grant by Digital Science, and Web of Science.

About Publons

Publons is the home of reviewer recognition, peer review training, post-publication review and statistics. Academics can effortlessly track, verify and, where permitted, showcase their peer review contributions across the world’s journals as evidence of their standing and service in their field. Publons is part of Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics toaccelerate the pace of innovation.

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