PEER REVIEW IS THE CORNERSTONE OF SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION. PUBLONS IS AN INSTRUMENT FOR SCIENTISTS, JOURNAL MANAGERS AND ADMINISTRATORS

I.O. Tykhonkova
Science of Ukraine in the Global Information Space
2019
16
85-93
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Peer review is an essential process for a scholarly publication. Unfortunately, this process is often misunderstood or improperly used, for example when authors are asked to supply a review of their proper work. In addition, the eternal problem of every journal editor or grant agency manager is to find experts for reviewing a particular publication or grant application. As a rule, established publishing houses and journals have their own databases of reviewers, but more and more papers are coming from a combination of disciplines; therefore, competent reviewers are particularly hard to find. Established in 2012, Publons has a mission to «speed up science by harnessing the power of peer review». It is a communication platform for reviewers and editors acquired by Clarivate Analytics in 2018, and since April 2019 ResearcherID author profiles were migrated into Publons. Publons opportunities for scientists, reviewers, and editors were presented during the last conference organized by Akademperiodyka and in this short communication.

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Keywords: 
scientific journal, peer review, scientific communication, Publons, ResearcherID