Peer reviewing helps you to become a better writer, and perhaps ultimately a more successful published author. Experts use Publons to effortlessly keep a verified record of their peer review and editorial work across the world’s journals.
All this work is evidence of your standing and contributions in your field, which can boost your CV and help you get ahead. So if you are keen on helping push humankind forward through sound science, then peer reviewing is one of the most rewarding things you can do. We collaborate with publishers and journals to ensure reviewers and editors are recognized for these highly valuable contributions even if the reviews are anonymous and papers are never published.
youve figured out your ideas, your proofs, and how they all fit together.
If that stuff is the skeleton and muscle of your paper, surface revisions are about the skin: the part everybody sees, which makes it look pretty.
It can be hard to spot errors in an essay youve read a dozen times already, but there are some tricks that help you see them with fresh eyes.
The best way to catch them is to break up the flow of ideas.
Or, to use another metaphor, if youre building a house you dig the foundation and put up the frame before you start worrying about the wallpaper and curtains.
Ive focused on four main areas of revision here, which are the areas most students tend to need to work on.
Publons recognizes reviewers for their work and – with more than half a million reviews and over 1,000 partner journals – is the world’s largest peer review platform.
In my last essay, I discussed the ways in which the academic publishing process is unnecessarily slow, labor-intensive, and exploitative of researchers who are not paid for the research and writing they devote years of their lives to.