Our Company


We are an independent spin-off company founded in 2017 by Giacomo Bellani and Robert Fruscio, endorsed by the University of Milano-Bicocca. As Sustainability and Reputation are very crucial issues in the scientific community – especially regarding to the effect of non peer-reviewed publications on research as well as on society – our Mission is to give value to the contribution that Scientists donate through peer review, offering them a trusted and sustainable system of rewarding and certification.


Our Values

When the two founders started ReviewerCredits in 2017, they knew what they wanted from each other: work hard to get peer review activities recognized, build a strong worldwide community of Peer Reviewers. Giacomo and Robert just acted in line with these principles, without writing them down as official company values.
Some years later, we have felt the need to share a set of guiding principles and fundamental pillars that help us to work together as a Team and within the scientific community.


Trust - Our ValuesScience and Research are based on Trust. Without confidence in the Integrity of their peers, Scientists and Researchers would lack a foundation on which to build new work. And as a consequence, Trust is the basis for everything we do too. We always try to keep our promises. To all our employees and all our stakeholders. But we are aware that Trust is hard to gain and can be easily destroyed. That is why we prove at all times that the Trust placed in us is worth it.


Humility - Our ValuesWe’re not always right, as we don’t have all the answers. We want to learn from every feedbacks and mistakes, not being afraid to ask for help. All work is internally peer reviewed and represents the collective experience with our daily achievements and failures. As the publishing ecosystem is changing and evolving everyday, we are constantly improving our services to better meet the needs of the Scientific Community.


Kindness - Our ValuesFor us Kindness means humanity above all, means that we could do good work despite the constant challenges.
Be able to identify with the user, to see things from the user perspective, to empathise with the end User eXperience.
Leave a positive sticky-note on a colleague’s desk. Bring sweet treats to work. Give a coworker a compliment for getting job well done. With one small act of Kindness at a time, everyone’s work will be valued.


Openness - Our ValuesIn the relationships with our users and stakeholders, towards research and scientific community.
We are convinced that Openness is essential to create value together, and we are open to actively listening to the people who use our platform and collaborating with Institutions, Repositories and other Organizations operating in the field of Scientific Communication and Academic Publishing.


Our Journey

1st February 2016 | Giacomo Bellani and Robert Fruscio register the domain reviewercredits.com

18th July 2016 | ReviewerCredits website is officially online

15th May 2017 | Reviewercredits s.r.l. is founded

19th April 2018 | We launch the new feature of Conference Talks Database

1st February 2019 | We receive the seal of Innovative start-up

14th March 2019 | We have a new brand identity, choosed by our Twitter followers

16th May 2019 | Release of the Plugin for Open Journal Systems – OJS

16th – 20th October 2019 | ReviewerCredits exhibits at Frankfurter Buchmesse 

4th March 2020 | We are an ORCID Organization Member

12th November 2020 | ReviewerCredits and Aries Systems partner to connect Peer Review Recognition Service with Editorial Manager

12th May 2021 | New Sync Reviews with ORCID feature available for registered Peer Reviewers

14th July 2021 | We are a Group Member of The European Association of Science Editors (EASE)

18th October 2021 | ReviewerCredits and ERIH PLUS partner to move forward with Peer Review Recognition in Social Sciences and Humanities

21st October 2021 | We launch Reviewer Contribution Index (RCI), the F3-index based metric to measure the peer review activity