Bumper year end signals ongoing success for Kudos

January 12 2016 / By Charlie Rapple

January 12th, 2016 –– Kudos (www.growkudos.com), the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, is thrilled to report that an unprecedented number of new clients joined its services during December 2015:

SAGE Publishing is adding all 900+ of its journals to Kudos having previously undertaken a pilot for a subset of journals. “We are delighted to be working with Kudos across the full portfolio of our journals, following a successful pilot over the last six months. SAGE is committed to supporting our authors through both dissemination and discoverability, enabling them to increase the impact and visibility of their research and ensuring their work is widely read,” explains Jane Makoff, Marketing Director. “Partnering with Kudos will enable us to provide our authors with a valuable new service to help them increase the usage and dissemination of their work.”

The University of Technology Sydney, is signing up for both Kudos for Publishers and Kudos for Institutions. “As a growing open access publisher, a priority for UTS ePress is to extend the reach, impact and accessibility of the content we publish,” says Belinda Tiffen, Director, Library Resources Unit at UTS. “Kudos shares our values of promoting high quality and ethical publishing and helps us broaden the support we can provide to UTS ePress authors, as well as giving us insight into the effectiveness of communications that UTS researchers undertake around works they publish elsewhere.”

If you’d like to join the growing list of publishers and institutions working with Kudos to better amplify, support and learn from researchers’ communications around their work, please let us know – particularly if you’d like to meet at one of the following forthcoming events:

  • Academic Publishing in Europe – Berlin, January 19–20
  • VALA - Libraries, Technology and the Future – Melbourne, February 9–11
  • ORCID Outreach Meeting – Canberra, 15–16 February
  • Researcher 2 Reader – London, 15–16 February

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Charlie Rapple

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Over 70,000 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 50 publisher customers around the world, including Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Cambridge University Press, the Royal Society and the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. The company is also working with institutions including the University of Huddersfield, Carnegie Mellon University and ETH Zürich. Early analysis of Kudos data indicates that the existence of plain language explanations can substantially increase the likelihood of users progressing to read the full text of an article. 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.

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