Emerald joins Kudos initiative for managing and tracking author sharing via scholarly collaboration networks

For immediate release, October 11th, 2017 –– Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has announced that Emerald Publishing is the latest partner to join its shareable PDF program, which helps publishers prevent copyright infringement and reclaim lost usage from sharing of research articles on scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs).

“It’s natural and indeed desirable for authors to want to ensure that a wide audience is aware of their work,” says Tony Roche, Publishing Director at Emerald. “We want to support responsible sharing as a service, within a growing and sustainable research ecosystem. Kudos is helping us support our customers, providing a new way for authors to share, and helping us understand and measure usage via scholarly collaboration networks including ResearchGate and Academia.edu.”

“The rapid growth in ‘off-grid’ sharing of full text is a strategic concern for many publishers, but efforts to prevent or control sharing have been both ineffective and unpopular; our approach is to embrace rather than to penalize sharing, and thereby to leverage highly-used networks as a discovery channel,” adds Charlie Rapple, Sales & Marketing Director and co-founder of Kudos. “Our well-established integrations into author workflows enable our publisher partners to move ahead quickly with a convenient alternative approach for authors, that comprehensively tracks and reports usage to authors, publishers, institutions and funders.”

Participation in the shareable PDF program is limited, with a small number of seats remaining. There is no requirement to be a current Kudos customer to participate. For more information please contact: charlie.a.rapple@growkudos.com.

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Contacts: Charlie Rapple, charlie.a.rapple@growkudos.com, +44 1865 872527
Rory Ffoulkes, rffoulkes@emeraldinsight.com, +44 1274 777700

About Kudos

175,000 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 100 publisher, institutional, society and corporate customers around the world. Recent analysis of Kudos data indicates that growth in full text downloads on the publisher site is 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 three consecutive years and was voted one of the Top 3 emerging companies in the global information industry at Outsell’s Signature Event in 2017. To find out more about Kudos, visit www.growkudos.com

About Emerald
Nurturing fresh thinking that makes an impact

Emerald Publishing was founded in 1967 to champion new ideas that would advance the research and practice of business and management. Today, we continue to nurture fresh thinking in applied fields where we feel we can make a real difference, now also including health and social care, education and engineering. We publish over 300 journals, more than 2,500 books and over 1,500 case studies, via our dedicated research platform emeraldinsight.com.

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