Kudos announces 7 publisher partners extending support for author sharing by adopting S-PDF

October 9 2018 / By Lauren McNeill

For immediate release, October 9th, 2018 –– Kudos, the award-winning platform for managing research dissemination, has announced 7 more publisher partners have signed up to switch on the Shareable PDF (S-PDF) feature and enable their authors to use Kudos for managing and evaluating PDF-based sharing.

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. The service has been widely adopted by authors as well as publishers, with over 5,000 authors having shared S-PDFs since launch. They benefit from S-PDF’s ability to ‘report back’ on the readership of work in otherwise closed websites, enabling the discovery value of these sites to be compared on a like-for-like basis with other online and offline sharing efforts, via Kudos’ unique dissemination management service.

The most recent publishers to sign up are:

    • Annals of Saudi Medicine
    • ASTM International
    • BMJ
    • Edinburgh University Press
    • Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG)
    • Liverpool University Press

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.

Prof. Nasser Al-Sanea, Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Saudi Medicine (ASM), stated: "Kudos connects and engages authors to the right group of audience. Such partnership will help to increase the rate of readership and accessibility to our authors' published content and PDFs via the Shareable PDF (S-PDF) feature. It will also help analyse visitors' behaviour and track real-time research trends in the medical and scientific fields on a regular basis. The ASM Editorial Office is going the extra mile to ensure that our researchers and readers have easy access to the latest advances in the medical publishing field."

“Publishers continue to explore options for enabling authors to share work widely without undermining copyright,” says Charlie Rapple, Kudos co-founder and Sales & Marketing Director. “Many initiatives have been unable to meet the tripartite challenge of being compatible with PDF-based sharing systems, while also adding meaningful value for authors and readers. S-PDF is still the only service that meets that challenge, integrating easily with PDF-based sites, enabling authors to evaluate this readership in the context of other online and offline sharing, and helping a wider audience find and understand the research through plain language summaries.”

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 Kudos
Over 250,000 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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