October 22, 2021

A New Pilot Program From Wiley Aimed at “Enhancing” Peer-Reviewer Recognition

From Wiley:

John Wiley & Sons today announced the launch of a six-month pilot program in partnership with Publons.com. The pilot enables peer reviewers for selected Wiley journals to get credit for their peer reviews on Publons.

Publons works with reviewers, publishers, universities, and funding agencies to turn peer review into a measurable research output. Peer review information from reviewers and from publishers is collected by Publons to produce comprehensive reviewer profiles with publisher-verified peer review contributions that researchers can add to their resume and use to showcase their expertise.

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The pilot program will help Wiley to assess whether awarding credit on Publons encourages researchers to accept an invitation to review, whether the quality and speed of reviewing is affected, and whether reviewers feel more engaged and satisfied with their experience.

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Currently, there are 500 Wiley reviewers already using Publons, with 1,800 reviews in 400 journals.

The pilot program will run across up to 12 Wiley-owned titles, including:

Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

British Journal of Haematology

Child: Care, Health and Development

Developmental Science

International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Journal of Surgical Oncology

Molecular Ecology

Statistics in Medicine

Surface and Interface Analysis

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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