For immediate release, September 19th, 2018 –– BMJ and Kudos have announced a new partnership to support the research dissemination needs of authors publishing in BMJ’s portfolio of more than 60 journals.
The Kudos Publisher Partner Programme gives publishers the opportunity to support their author communities in copyright-compliant sharing. In return, they benefit from both the additional high quality usage this generates, and the intelligence on which channels and networks are being used for sharing, and to what effect – including scholarly collaboration networks, via the new Kudos shareable PDF.
“Helping our authors adopt and benefit from new ways of sharing information about their work is a priority for us,” said Allison Lang, Publishing Director at BMJ. “Broadening the reach of our publications to wider audiences such as policy makers, industry, the media and public is also key – and Kudos helps our authors do that through simple summaries and contextual links to help tell their research stories. We are also excited to be an early partner for Kudos’ new shareable PDF, which will help us better understand and engage with authors’ use of scholarly collaboration networks.”
“Kudos helps publishers track how authors’ outreach efforts vary by journal or specialist community, and enables them to provide appropriate support and guidance, both to authors themselves, and to their society partners,” continued Charlie Rapple, Sales and Marketing Director at Kudos. “The sharing landscape is becoming ever more complex. At Kudos, we are working to provide an evidence base of dissemination efficacy to researchers and publishers so that they can work together to optimise the potential impact of research publications.”
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Almost 250,000 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 won the 2015 ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing and has been named in Outsell’s “Ten to Watch” for three consecutive years; Outsell recently assigned a “positive” rating to Kudos’ new “shareable PDF, describing it as a “a pragmatic solution to a key industry issue”.
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