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How Indian physiologists are contributing to the peer review of scientific literature? An audit of publons profiles

Mohammad Selim, Anant Narayan Sinha, Lopamudra Mandal, Purab Kalyan Modak, Joshil Kumar Behera.

Abstract
Background: Peer review is one of the cornerstones of sound scientific publication. When a paper is submitted to a journal, after an initial assessment, the editor sends the article to reviewers with similar research experiences for comprehensive comments.

Aims and Objectives: In this article, we aimed to analyze the pattern of peer review by the reviewers in the physiology domain from India as found in publons.com.

Materials and methods: We searched https://publons.com and clicked on “Browse” to search the profile of “Researchers.” The research field was selected as “Physiology” and the country as “India.” A total of 158 profiles were found with the search criteria. The number of publications, citations, peer review, H-index, and the editorial record was obtained for further analysis. The number of the peer review was tested with the number of publications and citations for any existing correlation.

Results: Among the 158 researchers in the physiology domain, an average verified review was 8.09 ± 32.12 and an average number of publications were 15.7 ± 31.1. Their number of citations was 359.75 ± 1296.24 with an average H-index of 4.15 ± 7.85. There was a significant positive correlation with peer review versus number of publication (0.39 [95% CI: 0.24 to 0.51], P < 0.0001) and peer review versus number of citation (0.26 [95% CI: 0.11 to 0.41)], P = 0.0008).

Conclusion: Peer reviewers in the physiology domain from India have contributed by reviewing an average of 8 peer reviews. However, many of the profiles showed zero contribution. More publications and more citations would expose the researchers to a wider audience worldwide, including the editors. Hence, they would get peer review requests.

Key words: India; Peer Review; Physiology; Publons; Researcher; Editorial


 
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Selim M, Sinha AN, Mandal L, Modak PK, Behera JK. How Indian physiologists are contributing to the peer review of scientific literature? An audit of publons profiles. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(9): 1431-1434. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07355202220072022


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Selim M, Sinha AN, Mandal L, Modak PK, Behera JK. How Indian physiologists are contributing to the peer review of scientific literature? An audit of publons profiles. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=83339 [Access: September 01, 2022]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07355202220072022


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Selim M, Sinha AN, Mandal L, Modak PK, Behera JK. How Indian physiologists are contributing to the peer review of scientific literature? An audit of publons profiles. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(9): 1431-1434. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07355202220072022



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Selim M, Sinha AN, Mandal L, Modak PK, Behera JK. How Indian physiologists are contributing to the peer review of scientific literature? An audit of publons profiles. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2022), [cited September 01, 2022]; 12(9): 1431-1434. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07355202220072022



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Selim, M., Sinha, . A. N., Mandal, . L., Modak, . P. K. & Behera, . J. K. (2022) How Indian physiologists are contributing to the peer review of scientific literature? An audit of publons profiles. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 12 (9), 1431-1434. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07355202220072022



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Selim, Mohammad, Anant Narayan Sinha, Lopamudra Mandal, Purab Kalyan Modak, and Joshil Kumar Behera. 2022. How Indian physiologists are contributing to the peer review of scientific literature? An audit of publons profiles. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (9), 1431-1434. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07355202220072022



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Selim, Mohammad, Anant Narayan Sinha, Lopamudra Mandal, Purab Kalyan Modak, and Joshil Kumar Behera. "How Indian physiologists are contributing to the peer review of scientific literature? An audit of publons profiles." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12 (2022), 1431-1434. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07355202220072022



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Selim, Mohammad, Anant Narayan Sinha, Lopamudra Mandal, Purab Kalyan Modak, and Joshil Kumar Behera. "How Indian physiologists are contributing to the peer review of scientific literature? An audit of publons profiles." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12.9 (2022), 1431-1434. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07355202220072022



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Selim, M., Sinha, . A. N., Mandal, . L., Modak, . P. K. & Behera, . J. K. (2022) How Indian physiologists are contributing to the peer review of scientific literature? An audit of publons profiles. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (9), 1431-1434. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07355202220072022