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We are delighted to be working with Kudos, a service designed to help researchers, their institutions, and funders measure, monitor and maximise the visibility and impact of their published journal 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, plain language summaries, impact statements and other resources, authors can make their articles more engaging for a digital readership. According to a study conducted at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, researchers' use of Kudos leads to 23% higher article downloads.
At Policy Press we are now collecting plain language summaries at article submission stage and transmitting them to Kudos on publication, to make it even easier for authors to explain and share their work. Plain language summaries and impact statements are also included alongside article abstracts on the Ingenta platform, so readers can access them directly from the published article.
By creating a Kudos account authors can also track a number of article level metrics including downloads, altmetric scores, and CrossRef citations.
Further information, including lots of practical tips can be found on the Policy Press blog.
To start using Kudos, go to www.growkudos.com and create an account. It's free, and you should include your ORCID ID if you have one. Don't worry if you don't! Once you have created your account, you can search for your articles, "claim" them and start engaging.If you'd like to give it a go, why not start with the '15 minutes to impact' guide?
Kudos has a great range of resources to help you make the most of the service. You can explore the Kudos YouTube channel or take a look at some of our favourites:
Brief introduction to Kudos (video, 2:08 mins)
Use Kudos to maximise and measure the impact of your research
Kudos for Researchers information sheet
Step-by-step tutorial for using Kudos (video, 4:00 mins)
Writing a great plain language summary
How to build a social media following
For more information on Policy Press's partnership with Kudos please contact us.