Research Square, Kudos Partner to Expand Research Communication Services for Authors

May 6 2021 / By Charlie Rapple

The companies will work together to build audiences for new research, through creating and promoting web profile pages on behalf of researchers

5f3aa567ac18ff0cf8f06fc6_rs-logoLeading research communication platforms Research Square and Kudos have partnered to help preprint authors accelerate and maximize exposure of their newly shared research. A new package of communication products and services, launched today, will create and disseminate web profile pages for authors’ new research.  

The new package will help individual researchers and research groups promote scholarly works to the wider research community, as well as stakeholders who are interested or impacted by them, such as government agencies, industry professionals, and the public at large. It combines the Kudos Pro platform with services supported by staff at Research Square and includes the development and hosting of research web pages, communication management tools, and audience engagement metrics. 

The service elements of the package, provided by Research Square staff, will include professionally-written research briefings with key messaging for specific target audiences, and plain language summaries of works, which can range from individual research articles to collections of research deliverables. 

The companies will work together to set up and promote web pages on behalf of researchers, meaning minimal skills or time are required for authors to benefit from the package. 

“To communicate research well, you need to know more than the research itself,” said Laura Stemmle, Professional Services Product Director at Research Square Company. “You must know how to translate it into lay terms, as well as spell out why it’s impactful and important. These are exactly the strengths of our editorial staff.” 

Neil Blair Christensen, director of partnership solutions at Research Square Company, says the combination of Research Square, AJE and Kudos services will augment authors’ reach and impact on their target audiences. 

“Uniquely, Research Square Company offers the combination of Research Square, the world’s fastest-growing multi-disciplinary preprinting platform, and AJE’s leading editing and promotion services enjoyed by over 2.5 million authors and thousands of research organizations,” said Christensen. “Coupled with the Kudos Pro service, this will offer researchers and research organizations a powerful combined platform and services suite to reach broader audiences and demonstrate the impact of their work in the research community and beyond.”

Melinda Kenneway, executive director and co-founder of Kudos, says the partnership will help authors tell the stories of their research more effectively.

“We’re pleased to bring together the editorial and promotional expertise of Research Square with our award-winning research communication platform into a single service for the research community,” said Kenneway. “Kudos has powerful storytelling tools at its heart. Readers engage with stories, and research deserves to be more widely read and applied. That’s been our vision since our inception. We’re excited to further help researchers tell their story with expert help from Research Square.”


Phillip Bogdan
Communications Manager

About Research Square
Research Square, a division of Research Square Company, exists to make research communication faster, fairer, and more useful. Our industry-leading preprint platform, launched in 2018, is a  large, author-centric preprint server that brings transparency to the peer review process. Through our journal-integrated In Review service, innovative author features, manuscript assessments, and research promotion services, we enable researchers to establish the primacy of their work, share it with the broader community, and receive useful feedback much earlier in the publication process. By improving the way science is shared, we accelerate the pace of global discovery and advancement. Visit to learn how publishing organizations, academic institutions, and labs can join with Research Square to make research communication faster, fairer, and more useful.

About Kudos
Over 375,000 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’s products and services, visit

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