April 21st, 2016 – Kudos (www.growkudos.com), the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, is delighted to welcome Jason De Boer in the role of Publisher Sales Manager. Jason brings a range of valuable experience from past roles with publishers including McGraw Hill, Harcourt Academic and, most recently, Elsevier. He has also worked with service providers including Thomson Learning and OCLC, giving him a useful understanding of the technology and metrics shaping scholarly communications today.
Jason will take responsibility for the continued success of Kudos for Publishers, which provides a central and actionable view onto how and where authors communicate around their work, and to what effect. This enables publishers to understand and amplify the role that authors play in building the visibility and usage of their work.
“With so much more research now being published around the world, it is critical that all of those involved in its communication work together to ensure that information finds its way to the people who can benefit from and apply it,” comments Jason. “Kudos is a unique service that brings together researchers, publishers and others such as institutions and societies, and provides a central, shared platform for the co-creation of impact. It is at the cutting edge of how research is communicated and I’m excited to be able to play a part in its ongoing success.”
Jason’s role encompasses publisher sales outside North America; he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. North American sales of Kudos for Publishers and Kudos for Institutions continue to be looked after by Rebecca Shumbata (email@example.com).
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Over 80,000 researchers have signed up to use Kudos’ free platform for managing communications around their publications – across multiple publishers and tools. They explain work in plain language and generate trackable links for sharing via email, web and social networks; these enable communications to be directly mapped against views, downloads, altmetrics and citations. Kudos thereby provides researchers, and their publishers and institutions, with a rich understanding of which channels and activities are most effective for broadening reach and impact. Kudos has over 60 publisher customers around the world, including Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Cambridge University Press, the Royal Society and the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. The company is also working with institutions including the University of Huddersfield, Carnegie Mellon University and ETH Zürich. Early analysis of Kudos data indicates that the existence of plain language explanations can substantially increase the likelihood of users progressing to read the full text of an article. Kudos was named Best New End User Product at the 2014 Charleston Advisor Readers’ Choice Awards and won the 2015 ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing. It has been named in Outsell’s “Ten to Watch” for two consecutive years.