Welcome to the Kudos Blog. We'll be posting news here as we progress our testing and launch. Kudos is an idea that has sprung from a conviction we have that, increasingly, researchers will be judged on the impact of their individual published articles, and that the measures of what constitutes 'impact' will become ever more complex. Publishers already do good work in making research articles discoverable and useful, but at Kudos we also believe that researchers should be given the opportunity to increase the influence of their published work directly. Kudos will support this publisher-researcher partnership by providing tools for researchers and their institutions to benchmark their performance and increase their impact.