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Recognition for your peer review contributions

Peer review is vital to ensure the quality, validity, integrity and relevance of scholarly research, and therefore of the journals that publish it. The IET is very grateful to everyone who contributes their time and expertise to the peer review process for its journals, and we can now give you official recognition for your hard work through a new partnership with Publons.

What is Publons?

Publons is a platform that allows researchers to track, verify and be recognised for their peer review and editorial work. A researcher’s peer review and editorial contributions can be displayed on their public Publons profile to show the world the impact they have on their research field and enhance their career. Publons can transform your previously-hidden contributions to peer review into tangible and measurable insights that demonstrate your expertise and contribution to scholarly research beyond authorship.

You can easily import, verify, and store a record of every peer review you perform and every manuscript you handle as an editor, for any journal in the world, in full compliance with all editorial policies. You get recognition even if your reviews are anonymous and the manuscript is never published.

Anonymity/Review Privacy

Publons gives recognition for peer review without compromising reviewer anonymity or infringing upon the IET’s journal policies. By default, the content of the review will not be publicly displayed, and only the year of the review and the journal title will be shown on reviewer profiles. You may edit what is displayed for any review or opt out of the service at any time.

How does it work?

For reviewers:

When submitting a review form for one of our journals, we will ask you if you wish to receive recognition on Publons. By selecting yes, a verified record of the review will automatically be added to your Publons profile. If you do not have an existing Publons account, by selecting yes, you will be directed to a sign up page and after registering, the review will then be added automatically.

After you have added your first review, you can opt in to have all future reviews that you complete added to your profile automatically. Simply enable the “Automatically add reviews for partnered journals” option in your profile settings.

Once signed up, you can use Publons to track your reviews across different journals and publishers, get notified when articles you have reviewed are published, compare your reviewing behaviour with others and sync your profile with your ORCID ID.

For editors:

You can also use Publons to state which Editorial Boards you serve on and to verify papers that you handle as an editor. By adding the manuscripts you have managed as an editor you can get recognition on your profile, reward your reviewers, and provide feedback on the quality of their work.

Integrated Journals

The following IET journals have officially partnered with Publons:

  • IET Biometrics
  • IET Circuits, Devices & Systems
  • IET Communications
  • IET Computer Vision
  • IET Computers & Digital Techniques
  • IET Control Theory & Applications
  • IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications
  • IET Electric Power Applications
  • IET Electrical Systems in Transportation
  • IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution
  • IET Image Processing
  • IET Information Security
  • IET Intelligent Transport Systems
  • IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation
  • IET Nanobiotechnology
  • IET Nanodielectrics
  • IET Networks
  • IET Optoelectronics
  • IET Power Electronics
  • IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation
  • IET Renewable Power Generation
  • IET Science, Measurement & Technology
  • IET Signal Processing
  • IET Software
  • IET Smart Grid
  • IET Systems Biology
  • IET Wireless Sensor Systems
  • Electronics Letters
  • Healthcare Technology Letters
  • High Voltage
  • Micro & Nano Letters
  • The Journal of Engineering

You can still get credit for reviews for non-partnered journals: you will need to send evidence of your review to Publons who will verify the evidence and update your profile.

Find out more

Visit the Publons homepage for more information.

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