Free author service Kudos launched in the SEG Digital Library

Author service aims at aiding researchers in sharing their work

Tulsa, OK, 5 June 2017 – SEG recently joined Kudos, a free author service aimed at aiding researchers in more clearly articulating and sharing their work in plain English to lay persons, peers, and the public.

According to analysis of Kudos data performed by the Altmetrics Research Team at the Centre for HEalthy and Sustainable CitieS (CHESS) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and published on the London School of Economics and Political Science’s blog, authors can increase downloads of full text articles by 23% when their work is explained and shared using Kudos. Kudos easily integrates with ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID program), a nonprofit organization that provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities.

The Kudos’ free platform currently has 125,000 researchers signed up for managing communications around their publications – across multiple publishers and tools. They explain work in plain language and generate trackable links for sharing via email, web, and social networks; these enable communications to be directly mapped against views, downloads, citations, and altmetrics (metrics and qualitative data that are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics). Kudos thereby provides researchers, and their publishers and institutions, with a rich understanding of which channels and activities are most effective for broadening reach and impact.

Kudos has over 100 organizational customers around the world, including Wiley, Taylor & Francis, the Association for Computing Machinery, the London School of Economics and Political Science and ETH Zürich. Kudos was named Best New End User Product at the 2014 Charleston Advisor Readers’ Choice Awards and won the 2015 ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing. It has been named in Outsell’s “Ten to Watch” for two consecutive years.

For more information about SEG’s partnership with Kudos, see the State of the Net article in the June issue of The Leading Edge.

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