For immediate release, November 25th, 2016 –– Kudos (www.growkudos.com), the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has announced that Helsinki University is the latest university to sign up for Kudos for Institutions. The University, a member of the League of European Research Universities, will use Kudos to strengthen its research support services and help to maintain its high profile and rankings.
Jukka Englund, Chief Information Specialist at the Helsinki University Library (HULib), comments, “We already use a range of services to help us measure the reach and impact of our researchers’ publications. Now we want to take a more active approach to supporting the creation of that impact. Kudos will help us map metrics to communications, and help us guide our researchers to achieve the best results for their work.”
Charlie Rapple, Sales & Marketing Director and co-founder of Kudos, adds, “We’re delighted to partner with such a prestigious university and look forward to helping the team at Helsinki to better understand and support their researchers’ communications.”
By channeling researchers’ communications about their work through a central system, and mapping these actions against a range of metrics, Kudos provides institutions with deep, actionable insight into the most effective ways to increase publication impact. Its reports and tools uniquely enable institutions to understand, amplify and support researchers’ efforts to improve the performance of their work. The system currently has over 120,000 users across more than 10,000 institutions, and is growing by approximately 1,000 users per week. To find out the number of Kudos users at your institution, please contact Steve Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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120,000 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.