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Thanking Our Peer Reviewers

What a year it has been! As 2013 commences we would like to take a moment to recognize the peer reviewers that made the previous year possible. In 2012 over 60,000 people reviewed for PLOS ONE, up from 38,400 in 2011. These thousands of generous individuals donated their time to assessing and improving our authors’ submissions. Their combined efforts have helped PLOS ONE publish over 23,000 articles this year and added a vast wealth of knowledge to the Open Access corpus. We here at PLOS ONE would like to give thanks to these amazing individuals. Without their critical insight, support, and hard work we couldn’t do what we do.

Though we are unable to mention each individual by name here, we would like to tell you more about the PLOS ONE reviewer board as a whole. Our reviewers come from 154 countries, from Albania to Argentina and Mexico to Monaco. 26,749 reviewers submitted 2 or more reviews in 2012.

As in previous years, we can also provide a list of the Top 25 institutions whose members contributed reviews last year. They are, in no particular order:

  • Duke University
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Washington
  • Stanford University
  • University of Florida
  • CNRS
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Harvard Medical School
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Alabama
  • University College London
  • Mayo Clinic
  • NIH
  • Emory University
  • University of British Columbia
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Karolinska Institutet

Again, we would like to send a hearty thank you to the over 60,000 peer reviewers of 2012. We are enormously grateful for your contributions and will look forward to working with you in the New Year!

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