Sheffield Hallam University chooses Kudos to drive research article performance

July 2 2024 / By Charlie Rapple

Building impact takes time – universities are starting to optimize performance of research outputs now

For immediate release – Oxford, UK – 2nd July 2024 – Kudos, the platform for showcasing research, has today announced that it has been chosen by the Library at Sheffield Hallam University to Showcase research from the University’s repository. Kudos is generating AI summaries of selected articles in the repository, and hosting these in vibrant image-led Story pages, which link back to the full text articles in the repository. The summaries will also be disseminated via Kudos Showcases, both at the institutional level, and in collections curated by academic subject areas or topical themes such as climate change. Showcasing research via Kudos is correlated to higher views, readership, discussion and citations.


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Sheffield Hallam University has a particular focus on rising to real-world challenges. Its research programmes are designed to make a difference to people’s lives, which increases the importance of its research publications being found, read and understood by broad audiences. Partnering with Kudos to explain its research in plain language, and promote it via magazine-style Showcases, is part of the University’s strategy to increase reach and impact for its researchers.


“Our partnership with Kudos spans two areas in which the Library is innovating, to expand our support for researchers, and broaden the communities that benefit from our research,” says Dr Eddy Verbaan, Head of Library Research Support, Sheffield Hallam University. “Firstly, we continue to expand our research communication and impact services, to help researcher colleagues bring about real-world change. Secondly, this is part of our strategy for exploring responsible, ethical use of AI. Generating plain language summaries saves our researchers time – but the Kudos approach and toolkit ensures there is continued human agency and oversight.”

“The great benefit of our new AI capabilities is that we can Showcase research more strategically, with minimal effort required from researchers,” explains Sarah Mustapha, Business Development Manager at Kudos. “With the next REF fast approaching, and work to build impact needing to be underway now, it’s the perfect time for us to have launched this new service that helps universities optimise the performance of research outputs.”

Sheffield Hallam University's research Showcase on Kudos can be viewed here. An example of an AI summary and Story page created for Sheffield Hallam University by Kudos can be viewed here.

The Kudos platform includes tools for authors to review, edit and approve the AI-generated summaries, and full reporting at article and institutional level showing views, Altmetric scores and citations. Kudos also provides unique metrics around communications channels being used to disseminate research, and around audiences reached. For more information about how Kudos drives research output performance, and to register for earlybird pricing, visit or contact Sarah Mustapha.

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Charlie Rapple

About Kudos

Kudos ( is the platform for showcasing research, helping more people find, understand and use it. Over 500,000 researchers use Kudos to bring science to life through the power of storytelling. Kudos is the only toolkit designed specifically to drive research communications, engagement and impact, helping researchers cross boundaries, achieve more influence, and gain more recognition.

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