UK University Presses partner with Kudos to help authors maximize article impact

An interesting development at a time when interest in the impact of research is becoming increasingly important.

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Edinburgh University Press, Liverpool University Press and Policy Press at the University of Bristol have announced a new partnership with Kudos, a start-up service designed to help researchers and their institutions and funders measure, monitor and maximize the visibility and impact of their published articles.

Launched in 2014, the Kudos platform provides a new way for authors to use social media to engage the digital community with their research.

By creating ‘profiles’ for their published articles, and adding short titles, lay summaries and impact statements, authors can make their articles more engaging for a digital readership accustomed to strategically browsing the millions of potential papers at their fingertips.

A Kudos-led survey of almost 4,000 researchers from a range of subject disciplines revealed that 85% of responders thought that more could be done to raise the visibility, impact and usage of their work. Crucially 80% felt, given sufficient tools…

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