We're very excited to have launched the first phase of Kudos. Our alpha already site has over 350 registered users who have between them "claimed" over 500 articles. It's fascinating to see some of the additional metadata and multimedia links being added to help bring out the story behind the research; we'll be monitoring progress closely over the next few weeks. Our Facebook and Twitter streams will also be a bit more active now that the project is live - please do join us there and help us keep spreading the word. Thanks again to our partners AIP Publishing, the Royal Society of Chemistry and Taylor & Francis, whose support has helped us get this far - and to the Kudos team, Louise, Leigh, Maria, Charlotte, who along with David, Melinda and me, Charlie, are so excited to have made this first phase a reality.