Duke University Press is pleased to announce its partnership with Kudos, a service that helps researchers maximize the visibility and impact of their published articles. Duke University Press is the first US-based university press to provide authors with the Kudos suite of services.
“We’re very pleased to be working with Duke University Press,” says Charlie Rapple, Sales & Marketing Director and Co-Founder of Kudos. “The Press has proven to be an innovator in many aspects of scholarly communications and is known for pushing boundaries and providing thoughtful and proactive support to the authors—and fields—that it serves. This is a great fit with the approach that Kudos is taking and the services we are offering.”
Kudos provides a platform for sharing, facilitating, and driving discovery of published work and for measuring and monitoring the effects of these activities. Researchers write a simple description of their work and generate trackable links for sharing via e-mail, the web, and social networks. The existence of plain language explanations increases the likelihood that users will read the full text of an article. During a 2013 pilot study, authors using the Kudos sharing tools saw an average of 19% more downloads for their published work. Currently, over 60,000 researchers use the Kudos platform.
Kudos was named the Best New End User Product at the 2014 Charleston Advisor Readers’ Choice Awards and recently won the 2015 Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers Award for Innovation in Publishing.
For more information, view the video below or visit growkudos.com.