For immediate release, January 31st, 2017 –– Kudos (www.growkudos.com), the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications,has announced that Stockholm University is the latest university to sign up for Kudos for Institutions.
As the Swedish capital’s state university, it is highly ranked in the world’s top 100 for arts and humanities. The university is dedicated to continuously supporting its researchers to manage, measure and increase the impact of their research.
Thomas Neidenmark, Research & Scholarly Communications Team Manager at Stockholm University, commented: “Kudos allows the university to successfully map the effects of research communications, providing insightful metrics to help identify key trends among our researchers’ efforts. It is a fundamental tool to help us support our researchers and truly understand how they promote their research to increase its impact.”
Charlie Rapple, Sales & Marketing Director and co-founder of Kudos, adds, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Stockholm University, supporting their efforts to take a more strategic approach to research communication. Our unique tools and data are proven to increase readership, and we look forward to helping the university and its researchers increase the effectiveness of their communications.”
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 over 75 publisher customers around the world, including Wiley, Taylor & Francis, SAGE, the American Society for Microbiology and the Association for Computing Machinery. Institutional customers include the London School of Economics and Political Science, 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.