Six publishers – Bioscientifica, The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery (publishers of The Bone & Joint Journal), Canadian Science Publishing, Emerald, Future Science Group and Wiley – participated in the pilot programme, with a subset of journals for which authors were invited to add plain language summaries. The pilot was a success, with 42% of accepted authors choosing to add explanatory text; the quality of the summaries is also high, making it easier for a broader range of potential readers to find and understand the work, thereby helping to increase its impact.
Tony Roche, Publishing Director at Emerald, comments, “We have worked with Kudos since 2014, and during that time have seen that authors explaining and sharing their work via Kudos does correspond to increased usage of those publications. We therefore joined the pilot to see whether we could further increase author uptake by bringing Kudos further upstream in our workflow. It’s exciting to see that this has worked, and we hope now to roll out the ScholarOne–Kudos integration across all our publications.”
Josh Dahl, Head of Publishing & Associations at Clarivate Analytics, adds, “We are always looking for opportunities to enhance our services and ensure that they remain state-of-the-art in terms of integration with the latest tools in use by publishers and authors. Kudos is a good fit for us in this respect. We’re happy that by supporting publishers’ implementation of Kudos, we’re helping them not only to streamline their pre-publication workflows, but also to maximize their post-publication usage.”
The success of the pilot means Kudos and ScholarOne are now working towards making integration an option for all mutual clients of these systems; if you are interested in adding journals to the next phase of this programme, contact your Kudos and ScholarOne account managers. Kudos representatives will also be available to meet at the following forthcoming events:
- International Coalition of Library Consortia, October 17-19th, Amsterdam
- Frankfurt Book Fair, October 19-21st, Frankfurt
- Towards Impact and Contributions to Knowledge: RSA Early Career Conference, October 27-28th, Newcastle
- International Society of Managing & Technical Editors EU conference, October 31st – November 1st, Brussels
- STM Intensive Course in Journal Publishing, November 6-9th, Hong Kong
- Charleston Conference, November 1st-6th, Charleston, SC
- Pidapalooza, November 9-10th, Reykjavik
- UKSG One-Day Conference and Forum, November 15-16th, London
- Altmetrics for Research Evaluation Seminar, November 16th, Utrecht
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110,000 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 70 publisher customers around the world, including Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Cambridge University Press, the Royal Society and the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. Institutional customers include the University of Huddersfield, Carnegie Mellon University and ETH Zürich. Recent analysis of Kudos data indicates that full text downloads on the publisher site are 23% higher when the Kudos toolkit is used. 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.
ScholarOne provides comprehensive workflow management systems for scholarly journals, books, and conferences. The ScholarOne web-based applications enable publishers and societies to manage the submission, peer review, production, and publication process more efficiently and access intelligent information to help make strategic decisions. ScholarOne is a product of Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.