Kudos for Researchers
Increase the reach and impact of your publications
Kudos is a free service through which you can broaden readership and increase the impact of your research. Kudos is more than a just a networking site, and more than just a publication listing. It is a toolkit for explaining your work in plain language and for enriching it with links to related materials (watch a video about explaining and enriching). Kudos also provides a unique one-stop shop for multiple metrics relating to your publications: page views, citations, full text downloads and altmetrics. When you explain, enrich and share your work through Kudos, we map your actions against these metrics in charts that show you which activities are most effective when it comes to increasing the reach and impact of your work (watch a video about sharing your work).
By sharing your work, and creating simple descriptions that we can share on your behalf, you maximize the likelihood of the right people finding and applying it.
Plain language descriptions help others in your field to filter more of the literature and determine which works to read in depth. They also make your work more accessible to people outside your field – from non-specialists in related fields, or those with different native languages, to those outside academia all together.
Broadening your readership helps ensure the maximum possible exposure and impact for your work.
Kudos is quick to use, and free for researchers. Start enhancing the impact of your publications now.Start Now
Kudos is currently running an institutional pilot with the following universities:
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Cranfield University
- ETH Zürich
- Los Alamos National Laboratories
- University of Birmingham
- University of Huddersfield
- University of Stockholm
As part of the pilot, these institutions can access reports showing how their researchers are using Kudos, and to what effect (for example, reports on which publications have been claimed, explained, enriched and shared). This enables institutions to build on researchers’ efforts by, for example, retweeting shares, or by identifying publications that are attracting interest and may benefit from wider promotional support. If you are a researcher in one of these institutions, you may receive a special link for registering for Kudos. Following this link will ensure that your registration is affilliated to your institution, and allow them to build on the activities you undertake within Kudos.