Kudos, which helps authors and institutions maximise the impact and visibility of their publications, has announced new publisher and society clients for 2014.
Building on Kudos’ existing partnerships with AIP Publishing, the Royal Society of Chemistry and Taylor & Francis, the new clients for 2014 include Bioscientifica, The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery, Cambridge University Press, Cogent OA, Dove Medical Press, eLife, Elsevier and the International Union of Crystallography.
The Kudos platform enables authors to assemble or create resources (such as lay summaries or related multimedia) that helps readers filter the growing quantity of published research. It also enables this information to be shared (for example, via social media or email) to increase discoverability and helps with measuring and monitoring the effect of both creating and sharing additional metadata and multimedia.
Since its launch in September, over 5,000 authors have registered to use Kudos. In addition, hundreds of lay summaries, impact statements, short titles and multimedia items have been added to aid discoverability and these have generated thousands of page views.
Joanne Bailey, a reader in History at Oxford Brookes University, UK commented on the impact of the initiative for her: 'Kudos helps me actively promote my articles on social media using my own targeted titles and descriptions. Perhaps even more invaluable, I've been able to monitor how many people go on to view my publications. I just wish that I could use Kudos to do this with all my publications.'