Kudos, the award-winning service for helping more people find, understand and use research, has today announced a new partnership with the Public Library of Science (PLOS), the non-profit Open Access publisher. PLOS authors will benefit from additional audience growth via Kudos’ research showcases; PLOS editorial and marketing teams will gain additional insights into authors’ communication activities and networks, enabling them to better support and amplify these.
The companies share a focus on transformation in research communication. Kudos has demonstrated the value of summarizing research and promoting it to broader audiences, both within and beyond academia; analysis shows articles showcase via Kudos achieve significantly higher usage.
“Making open access more accessible has been a goal for PLOS for some time now,” says Clare Dean, Director, Journals Marketing & Outreach at PLOS. “That has many implications for us but among those is our desire to help broader audiences find, understand and make use of PLOS content. Partnering with Kudos is part of our strategy to achieve that, and we are pleased to be helping our authors tap into Kudos’ experience and networks.”
“At Kudos, we passionately believe that the promise of open science cannot be realized without active, meaningful steps to ensure research is understood and applied by broader audiences,” says Colin Caveney, Head of Business Development at Kudos. “PLOS is recognized for its leadership of the open science movement, so we’re really proud that they are joining us to scale up efforts to summarize and promote research for audiences within and beyond academia.”
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Almost 400,000 researchers have signed up to use Kudos’ services for accelerating and broadening research impact. The company’s toolkits help to showcase research to broader audiences, and provides researchers, research organizations and publishers with guidance and insight around the channels and activities that are most effective for reaching and engaging target audiences. To find out more about Kudos, visit www.growkudos.com.
About the Public Library of Science
PLOS is a nonprofit, open access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. Since our founding in 2001, PLOS journals have helped break boundaries in research communication to provide more opportunities, choice, and context for researchers and readers. For more information, visit http://www.plos.org.