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Creating & Managing an Academic Profile

This guide focuses on skills and tools for discussing, interacting, presenting, writing, commenting, and finally publishing your research in the social networks used by academics.

Post-publication peer review is often discussed as an added aspect to traditional peer review process.  Post-publication peer review can add value to published papers by increasing the number of reviewers, further developing discussion about the paper, and increasing the visibility of the paper to the public. For academic profile building, offering post-publication peer review can highlight your in-depth subject knowledge while engaging in community building.


The goal of PubPeer is to help improve the quality of scientific research by enabling innovative approaches for community interaction. PubPeer allows anonymous researchers to comment on any article with a DOI, or those published as preprints in arXiv. Create a PubPeer account and username to keep track of the reviews you write.

Examples of Article Reviews


ScienceOpen is a freely accessible research network to share and evaluate scientific information. Manuscripts submitted to ScienceOpen are published Open Access and evaluated in a fully transparent Post-Publication Peer Review process. 

Note: Reviewers are required to have published at least five scientific manuscripts.  To ensure that this condition is met, ScienceOpen has partnered with the non-profit ORCID.‚Äč

How to Review on PubMed Commons