London (19th May 2015) - SAGE, one of the world's leading independent and academic publishers, has today announced a new pilot partnership with Publons, a new company working with reviewers, publishers, universities and funding agencies to turn peer review into a measureable research output.
Publons, established in 2013, seeks to speed up science by making peer review faster, more efficient and more effective. Collecting peer review information from reviewers and publishers, Publons produces comprehensive reviewer profiles with publisher-verified peer review contributions that researchers can add to their resume. As of early 2015 SAGE and Publons are working together as part of a pilot program to better assess reviewer services.
Speaking of the partnerships, SAGE'S David Ross, Executive Publisher for Open Access remarked:
"Our pilot program will enable us to work together to assess reviewer services, recognize their contribution and explore ways in which to improve the peer review progress for all stakeholders. SAGE is committed to upholding academic excellence, working with our community to ensure that together we publish and create access to the highest quality research across our journal programs. Our partnership with Publons will enable us to explore further how to do this, and is something that we are looking forward to see develop."
Andrew Preston, CEO of Publons further remarked:
"The peer review process is the heart of academic publishing, so it is great to see a top publisher in SAGE take steps to strengthen peer review. At Publons we're excited to launch this pilot with SAGE to increase reviewer opt-in rates, decrease delays in review time, and increase review quality, which will provide immense benefit to reviewers and authors alike."
SAGE Founded 50 years ago by Sara Miller McCune to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community, SAGE publishes more than 800 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. A growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies, conference highlights and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company's continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Boston. http://www.
Publons mission is to speed up science by making peer review faster, more efficient, and more effective. Publons works with reviewers, publishers, universities, and funding agencies to turn peer review into a measurable research output. Specifically, Publons collects peer review information from reviewers and from publishers, and produces comprehensive reviewer profiles with publisher-verified peer review contributions that researchers can add to their resume and use to showcase their expertise. https:/