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Three new partnerships for Kudos

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Kudos, which helps maximise the reach and impact of research publications, has announced the latest organisations with which it is partnering: TrendMD, Research Media, and Altmetric.

Following the link-up with TrendMD, the content recommendation engine for scholarly publishers, publication pages on the Kudos website now include 'You might also like…' links to related material within and beyond the Kudos network. Recommendations are based on 'collaborative filtering which reflects similarities between documents, and clicks at audience and user level. Publishers and researchers can also promote publications through 'affiliate links', similar to those that display at the top of Google search rankings. The company’s referrals have already increased traffic on recommended Kudos pages by 10 per cent.

Research Media provides editorial, design and outreach services to the research community. It is piloting a service which will enable Kudos’ publisher partners to sponsor creation of professional verbal and visual summaries for selected publications, for example to support non-native English speakers who may feel less confident about explaining their work in less formal language, or to acknowledge the success or loyalty of authors whose publications are attracting attention.

Altmetric tracks and analyses online activity around scholarly literature. The renewal of this agreement will broaden the visibility of Altmetric data within Kudos, enabling high-level summaries of a publication’s altmetric performance to be displayed to Kudos’ publisher and institutional partners, as well as to researchers. Users can then link through to view additional details on Altmetric.com; everyone will see a limited sample of the relevant mentions, and those that have a subscription can view and manipulate the full data set.