RCNi launches new service for authors

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RCNi, publisher of the weekly Nursing Standard and a suite of specialist nursing journals, has joined forces with web-based service Kudos to help authors increase the visibility and impact of their work.

Kudos helps authors spread the word about their work among their peers, professional networks, the media, and those within and outside their specialist communities. The platform can be used to explain their work in plain language and add extra content such as such as slide presentations, video, photos, and blogs, and generate trackable links for sharing via email, web and social networks.

These can then be directly mapped against views, downloads, altmetrics and citations, providing authors with an understanding of which channels and activities are most effective for broadening the reach and impact of their work.

Editorial director of RCNi, Graham Scott, said: ‘We are pleased to introduce this service, to help our authors raise the profile of their articles and publicise innovation and best practice in nursing, which ultimately will result in improved patient care.’

Charlie Rapple, sales and marketing director and co-founder of Kudos, said: ‘Researchers and their institutions and publishers are increasingly interested in the wider attention their work receives, beyond traditional measures of impact, and the altmetrics movement has facilitated measurement of this.'