What is Kudos?
According to their website:
Kudos is a free service for researchers through which you can explain, enrich, and share links to your publications to help increase readership and citations.
How does it work?
Again, according to their website:
Researchers register to use Kudos and are then led through various steps that prompt them to explain their publications; add context and enrich them with links to resources such as images and data; and share information about their publications via social networks and email. The Kudos platform distributes the additional author-added content and links to aid discoverability of publications. Kudos also enables researchers to track the effect of their actions against a wide range of metrics.
Kudos operates across publisher platforms and subject disciplines and enables you to monitor and manage the attention all your publications (articles, books, and book chapters) receive in one place. You can add publications retrospectively and indeed it may help to revive interest in your older publications.
Do I have to pay?
No, it is free for researchers to use; only publishers, funders and institutions pay a fee for various tools and information.
How do I find out more?
Visit the Kudos website: https://www.growkudos.com/.
The RSC is partnering with Kudos. See the press release http://www.rsc.org/AboutUs/News/PressReleases/2013/Kudos-RSC-launch.asp, and watch the video of researchers’ experience of using Kudos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K06nqKEhls0&sns=tw.