Global Peer Review Awards
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Top 1% in Field
The top 1% of reviewers in each of the 22 Essential Science Indicators (ESI) research fields. Rankings are calculated by the number of verified pre-publication reviews performed and added to Publons between 1 September 2018 and 1 September 2019. Reviews were attributed to an ESI field based on the journal the review was performed for. We added a 22nd field, "Cross-field" to celebrate reviewers whose contributions were for the small number of journals on Publons that could not be directly matched to an ESI field. We used the ESI field categorization because these are broad research areas that align with the Web of Science -- the most trusted citation index for scientific and scholarly research.
The top 10 reviewers on Publons ranked by the number of reviews rated as 'excellent' by the handling editor or author for pre-publication reviews performed and added to Publons between 1 September 2018 and 1 September 2019. Our excellent review rating scheme takes into consideration: clarity, thoroughness, helpfulness and timeliness.
Top Handling Editors
The top 10 handing editors were calculated by the number of verified editor records submitted to Publons between 1 September 2018 - 1 September 2019 and with decision dates in that period. Each editor record represents a manuscript for which the editor managed the peer review process before an editorial decision was made.