Publons: solving the problem of peer review
Typically researchers who review others work as part of the publication process get little or nothing in return, and with the rate of publication increasing publishers are struggling to find enough reviewers. Some unscrupulous operators are even using fake reviewers. A New Zealand start up called Publons has been trying to solve the problem by incentivising academics to carry out peer reviews. Lynn Freeman speaks Andrew Preston, one of the founders of Publons.