Publons is a commercial website that provides a free service for academics to track, verify, and showcase their peer review and editorial contributions for academic journals. It was launched in 2012 and was bought by Clarivate in 2017. It claims that over 3,000,000 researchers have joined the site, adding more than one million reviews across 25,000 journals. In 2019, ResearcherID was integrated with Publons.
Publons produces a verified record of a person's review and editorial activity for journals, which can be downloaded to include in CVs, funding and job applications, and promotion and performance evaluations. Publons' business model is based on partnering with publishers.