Wiley joins Kudos S-PDF service to better support author sharing

June 13 2018 / By Lauren McNeill

For immediate release, June 13th, 2018 –– Wiley, the global research and education company, has announced that it has extended its partnership with Kudos, the award-winning platform for managing research dissemination, to enable authors to generate Shareable PDFs (S-PDFs) for their Wiley publications.

S-PDF makes it easy for researchers to create and share plain language summaries of their work, encapsulated in PDFs that can be uploaded to PDF-based sharing services. These overviews set work in a broader context and help a new audience to find and understand it. The Kudos platform then provides authors and participating publishers with metrics to enable like-for-like comparison of different sharing efforts, including the PDF-based sharing supported by S-PDF. This unique dataset makes it possible to understand whether engagement with research is more effectively driven by scholarly collaboration networks, social media, email, or traditional ‘offline’ activities such as conference posters and talks.

S-PDFs link readers through to full text on publisher websites, and dovetail neatly with other initiatives designed to help researchers improve copyright-compliant visibility for their work on scholarly collaboration networks and via other PDF-based sharing platforms and media. Since its launch in late 2017, S-PDF has doubled the number of publications being shared via Kudos and is substantially the most popular mechanism for sharing.

“Wiley has been an early adopter of a range of new initiatives to help support authors’ sharing activities,” says Miriam Maus, VP Editorial Management at Wiley. “We are excited that this development from Kudos helps us embrace the most common way that authors share.”

The Kudos shareable PDF is now available for any publisher who wishes to activate this feature, whether a current Kudos customer or not. If you would like to switch on shareable PDF for your content, please contact charlie.a.rapple@growkudos.com.

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About Wiley
Wiley, a global research and education company, helps people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, combined with our digital learning, assessment and certification solutions help universities, academic societies, businesses, governments and individuals increase the academic and professional impact of their work. For more than 200 years, we have delivered consistent performance to our stakeholders. The company's website can be accessed at www.wiley.com.

About Kudos
Over 230,000 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 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 three consecutive years and was voted one of the Top 3 emerging companies in the global information industry at Outsell's Signature Event in 2017. To find out more about Kudos, visit www.growkudos.com


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