For immediate release, December 13th, 2016 –– Kudos (www.growkudos.com), the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has announced that the University of Stirling is the latest university to sign up for Kudos for Institutions. The University, one of the “top 100 under 50 years old” according to the Times Higher Education rankings, will use Kudos as part of its efforts to improve communication of research and engagement with other researchers and the wider world.
Lisa Haddow, Research & Scholarly Communications Team Manager at the University of Stirling, commented: “The University’s Strategic Plan sets out an ambitious target to enhance our research profile by 100 percent. Kudos will be a valuable tool for sharing Stirling’s work with audiences worldwide, enhancing our global reputation as a publicly-engaged University, whose research is making a positive difference to people’s lives. We are also eager to develop a better understanding of which researchers are actively sharing their work, and what effect this has on metrics, to enable us to better support and guide their efforts.”
Charlie Rapple, Sales & Marketing Director and co-founder of Kudos, adds, “We are very excited to support the University of Stirling’s efforts to increase its research profile. Providing a more nurturing environment for early career researchers in particular is an increasingly prominent aspect of universities’ strategic plans. Kudos supports this by helping universities collaborate more effectively with researchers to build their visibility and reputation; both individuals and institutions benefit from the results of more proactive communication of research.”
By channeling researchers’ communications about their work through a central system, and mapping these actions against a range of metrics, Kudos provides institutions with deep, actionable insight into the most effective ways to increase publication impact. Its reports and tools uniquely enable institutions to understand, amplify and support researchers’ efforts to improve the performance of their work. The system currently has over 120,000 users across more than 10,000 institutions, and is growing by approximately 1,000 users per week. To find out the number of Kudos users at your institution, please contact Steve Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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120,000 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 70 publisher customers around the world, including Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Cambridge University Press, the Royal Society and the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. Institutional customers include the University of Huddersfield, Carnegie Mellon University and ETH Zürich. Recent analysis of Kudos data indicates that full text downloads on the publisher site are 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 two consecutive years.