SBP partners with Publons

Peer review is an essential component of maintaining a high-quality academic publication and we’re hugely grateful to all the scholars and experts who help us with this task each year. To assist with recognizing our reviewers’ valuable contributions we’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Publons.

You can now opt in to the Publons service when prompted during the review submission process, to instantly add a verified record of every review performed to your Publons profile. This partnership will help us to ensure you receive verified credit for your reviews without compromising your anonymity or our double-blind peer review process.

Reviews that are verified by Publons will help you to demonstrate your standing, impact, and influence in your field, and support promotion and funding applications. You’ll also receive access to a range of tools and data through your Publons account, allowing you to compare your review output with that of other users.

As always, reviews approved by our editorial staff still qualify you for 3 months of open access to our journal database and, by request, a complimentary copy of the reviewed article, if published.

About Publons

Publons works with researchers, publishers, and research institutions to speed up science and research by harnessing the power of peer review. Publons, founded in 2013 and now part of Clarivate Analytics, has offices in Wellington, New Zealand and London, UK. For more information, please visit