Publons

track, verify and showcase your peer review, publication and editorial contributions.

Springer Nature works with Publons to give our expert peer reviewers official and seamless recognition for their invaluable contribution in ensuring that research is reliable and relevant before it is communicated to the world.

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Visit Publons dedicated Springer Nature partnership page to check if the journal you’ve reviewed for is currently integrated for direct recognition.

What is Publons?

​​​​​​​Publons is an award winning free service for academics to track, verify and showcase their peer review, publication and editorial contributions.

  • Get recognition for your reviews in full compliance with our journal policies
  • Link your Publons account with your ORCID iD to send your review contributions to your ORCID account
  • Easily add current and past reviews to your record
  • Download your review record for job applications, promotions, grant and tenure applications

Springer Nature is committed to ensuring integrity in the peer review process. Publons tracks, verifies and showcases peer review activity without compromising reviewer anonymity or infringing upon journal policies. The content of reviews for Springer Nature journals will not be publicly displayed on Publons, and only the year of the review and the journal title will be shown on reviewer profiles. If the journal has open review policies, then Publons will display content and dates as expected. This means your confidentiality as a reviewer is always preserved in line with journal policy.

How do I add my peer reviews for Springer Nature to Publons?

When you review for Springer Nature journals, we ensure you can get recognition for your contribution on Publons:

  1. Thank you letters: Peer reviewers may share their thank you letters with Publons to receive verified recognition for their review. Forward your thank you letters to reviews@publons.com to add your review record to Publons.
  2. Verification certificates: Springer Nature provides verification certificates to all peer reviewers, which can be submitted to Publons who will honor these and record the contribution as a verified recognition. Forward your verification certificates to reviews@publons.com to add your review record to Publons.
  3. Direct recognition: For participating journals, Springer Nature will directly transmit recognition for your review of an accepted manuscript to Publons.  This opt-in is offered during the review submission process, and if selected, recognition for the review is sent to Publons upon acceptance of the manuscript. At present, this is only available for accepted manuscripts but we are working to extend it to include reviews of rejected manuscripts. In the meantime, a thank you letter and verification certificate will still be issued enabling recognition for the review to be claimed by which can be submitting the certificate to Publons. 

You may opt-out of this service at any time by emailing Publons directly.

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