The Global Peer Review Awards Rates Prof. Frederick Ato Armah as Top Reviewer
The Director of the Directorate of Research Innovation and Consultancy, Prof. Frederick Ato Armah, has been ranked in the top 1% of reviewers in the area of Environment & Ecology globally by Publons.
This is the third consecutive year that Prof. Armah has received this recognition during the Global Peer Review Awards. (https://publons.com/researcher/443235/frederick-ato-armah/).
In 2017, he was awarded in the multidisciplinary category whereas in 2018 and 2019 he was awarded in the area of Environment & Ecology. Prof. Armah also received the gold badge on his reviewer profile in 2017 indicating that Editors considered his reviews to be exceptional based on timeliness (the review assignment was completed within the time limits established by the editor); clarity (the review was easily read and interpreted by the editor and authors); helpfulness (comments were constructive, relevant, and realistic); and thoroughness (the review gave adequate consideration to all aspects of the paper including methodology, figures, interpretation and presentation of results, ethics, relevance).
Global Peer Review Awards
The Global Peer Review Awards are the only cross-publisher awards that celebrate the efforts of peer reviewers worldwide. The Awards were established four years ago to celebrate efforts of scholars who are committed to safeguarding the quality and integrity of scholarly communication through peer review. The top 1% of reviewers in each of the 22 Essential Science Indicators (ESI) research areas—Agricultural Sciences, Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Clinical Medicine, Computer Science, Economics & Business, Engineering, Environment/Ecology, Geosciences, Immunology, Materials Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Multidisciplinary, Neuroscience & Behaviour, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Physics, Plant and Animal Science, Psychiatry/Psychology, Social Sciences General, Space Sciences, and Arts & Humanities, is awarded.
For the 2019 Edition of the award, the eligibility criteria indicate that rankings are calculated by a number of verified pre-publication reviews that are:
• performed for journals indexed in Web of Science Core Collection (including the Emerging Sources Citation Index) at the time of calculation;
• performed between 1 September, 2018 and 31 August, 2019; and
• added to Publons before 31 August, 2019.
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