Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Manchester University Press is very pleased to announce a new partnership with Kudos.
Kudos is a free web-based service that helps researchers and authors maximize the visibility and impact of their published articles online.
For the author and researcher, Kudos provides a platform for assembling and creating information to help search, filter, share and supplement their publications to drive discovery and create digital community. Just as importantly, it is used for measuring and monitoring the effect of these activities.
Kudos is for researchers who want assistance with increasing usage of, and citations to, their publications. It is also for institutions and funders looking to increase the impact of the research that they fund and to help analyse the success of their funding. It is also very useful for publishers who want to develop closer relationships with their author communities.
Kudos can helps authors and researchers in three easy steps:
Firstly, it allows you to add a simple, non-technical explanation of your publication which will make it easier to find, and more accessible to a broader audience. Kudos will deposit this additional information about your article with a range of discovery services, all linking back to your publication, to ensure it is even easier to find, read and cite.
Secondly, the platform enables the attachment of rich digital assets that relate to your publication – data, images, video, podcasts, blog entries – all things that explain an article and bring it to life. Not only does this enrich things for the reader but they become more inbound links to the article so it becomes more discoverable.
Thirdly, it helps authors broadcast their work more effectively. Kudos seeks to standardise the use of social media and support authors with their social media and online output to help share and distribute their work as much as possible.
If you are a Manchester University Press author and would like to explain, enrich and share links to your publications you can register for free at https://www.growkudos.com/about/researchers.
For more news and information you can visit the Kudos blog http://blog.growkudos.com/2014/11/18/kudos-growth-continues/.
If you have any questions about signing up please email firstname.lastname@example.org.