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Emerald joins Kudos initiative for managing and tracking author sharing via scholarly collaboration networks

Kudos's shareable PDF program helps publishers prevent copyright infringement and reclaim lost usage from sharing of research articles on scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs)

Bingley, United Kingdom, 11 October 2017 - Emerald Publishing has become the latest partner to join Kudos's shareable PDF program, which helps publishers prevent copyright infringement and reclaim lost usage from sharing of research articles on scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs).

Kudos is the award-winning service - free for Emerald authors to use - for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications.

“It’s natural and indeed desirable for authors to want to ensure that a wide audience is aware of their work,” says Tony Roche, Publishing Director at Emerald. 

“We want to support responsible sharing as a service, within a growing and sustainable research ecosystem. Kudos is helping us support our customers, providing a new way for authors to share, and helping us understand and measure usage via scholarly collaboration networks including ResearchGate and”

“The rapid growth in ‘off-grid’ sharing of full text is a strategic concern for many publishers, but efforts to prevent or control sharing have been both ineffective and unpopular; our approach is to embrace rather than to penalize sharing, and thereby to leverage highly-used networks as a discovery channel,” adds Charlie Rapple, Sales & Marketing Director and co-founder of Kudos. 

“Our well-established integrations into author workflows enable our publisher partners to move ahead quickly with a convenient alternative approach for authors, that comprehensively tracks and reports usage to authors, publishers, institutions and funders.”

The pilot runs through to the end of 2017; participation is limited, with a small number of seats remaining which will be offered on a first come, first served basis. There is no requirement to be a current Kudos customer to participate in the pilot. For more information, please contact: [email protected]

About Kudos

175,000 researchers have signed up to use Kudos’ free platform 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, altmetrics and citations. 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 publisher, institutional, society and corporate customers around the world. Recent analysis of Kudos data indicates that growth in full text downloads on the publisher site is 23% higher when the Kudos toolkit is used. 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 three consecutive years and was voted one of the Top 3 emerging companies in the global information industry at Outsell's Signature Event in 2017. To find out more about Kudos, visit

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