UKSG and Kudos partnership will raise the profile of scholarly communications authors – and of the field itself

For immediate release, February 5th, 2019 –– Kudos (www.growkudos.com), the award-winning service for accelerating research impact through strategic communications management, is delighted to announce a partnership with UKSG, the only organization that connects all elements of the scholarly information community to exchange ideas and advance scholarly communication.

UKSG has chosen to work with Kudos to provide even greater support for librarians, authors and publishers, to help them share their work, broaden audiences and accelerate impact.

“UKSG has a long history of publishing content that is right at the forefront of the field of scholarly communications research,” comments Lorraine Estelle, Co-Editor, Insights: the UKSG Journal. “One challenge we’ve identified is that this content is not always widely discovered by other researchers or practitioners in the field. Working with Kudos will help ensure that a wider range of readers are able to find, understand and build on the content we publish, both by introducing plain language metadata, and by helping authors make best use of their own networks in increasing the visibility of their work.”

“Many years of ‘key issues’ in Insights have shown UKSG to be early adopters of services and technologies that then become widely valued and used,” adds Claire Kemp, Senior Account Manager at Kudos. “We are thrilled that UKSG has recognized the need to more strongly support authors’ communications, and has chosen Kudos to assist in the amplification of knowledge in the scholarly communications sector.”

For examples of how UKSG authors can use Kudos to explain their work in plain language, enhance it with links to related resources, and manage sharing across both online and offline channels, see:

Publishers or librarians attending UKSG’s forthcoming annual conference, and interested to know more about Kudos’ services to support research visibility and impact, should feel welcome to contact Chief Product Officer David Sommer to arrange a meeting.

–ENDS–
Contact:
Charlie Rapple • charlie.a.rapple@growkudos.com • +44 1865 872527

About Kudos
Over 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”.

About UKSG
UKSG is an international membership organisation which exists to connect the knowledge community and encourage the exchange of ideas on scholarly communication. It is the only organisation spanning the wide range of interests and activities across the scholarly information community of librarians, publishers, intermediaries and technology vendors.

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