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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 […]

Spotlight: Highly Cited Researcher Somchai Wongwises

Ranking in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in Web of Science™, Highly Cited Researchers™ are leading the way in solving the world’s biggest challenges. But what makes them tick? Clarivate Analytics puts the spotlight on research in engineering with Professor Somchai Wongwises, Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of […]

From Highly Cited Researcher to Secretary of State

How can a career in research lead to new and exciting opportunities? As International Women’s Day fast approaches (March 8), we wanted to share the story of Isabel Ferreira’s inspiring career. Isabel has been a Highly Cited Researcher™ for five years running. She has published numerous innovative patents and prospected more than 300 species, whereby […]

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 […]

Young statistician aims to predict the risk of deadly cancer with a blood test

A new prediction model could identify adults at high risk of colorectal cancer using the full blood count, says Oxford Statistician, Pradeep Virdee. This blog post originally appeared on the Publons™ blog.   More than 860,000 people died of colorectal cancer in 2018, making it one of the world’s deadliest cancers. It’s also the third […]

Spotlight: Highly Cited Researcher Edward Holmes

Ranking in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in Web of Science™, Highly Cited Researchers™ are leading the way in solving the world’s biggest challenges. But what makes them tick? In celebration of the Highly Cited Researchers 2019, and as part of our series getting to know researchers across the world, […]

Peer review duo create new tool in psychology research

From mentor to co-author: the Publons Academy helped to form an international collaboration  Lilian Jans-Beken couldn’t believe her luck when her assigned mentor for the Publons Academy was leading clinical psychologist, Paul Wong. The PhD student and Professor Emeritus have since moved beyond peer review and formed an international collaboration in which they developed, validated, […]

Spotlight: Highly Cited Researcher Jane Elith

Ranking in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in Web of Science, Highly Cited Researchers are leading the way in solving the world’s biggest challenges. But what makes them tick? As we prepare to announce the list of Highly Cited Researchers 2019, and as part of our series getting to know […]

Web of Science Group for Publishers, an interview with Keith Collier

For more than 50 years, the Web of Science has been the only publisher-independent citation index serving the research ecosystem, and relied upon by publishers. But following revamped products and focused investment in our team, the Web of Science Group can offer so much more, tailored specifically for the publishing community. Keith Collier, Vice President […]

Back to the future: transparent, scalable peer review

Royal Society partners with the Web of Science Group to develop their open peer review workflows Monday 2nd September 2019: Here is a trivia question for you: when was open or transparent peer review first introduced? Most researchers would probably guess the early noughties, when open access first became mainstream in biology and medicine. The […]