Would you like to increase your readership and citations? Are you interested in explaining your research to a wider audience? Do you want to monitor the impact of your promotional activities effectively? Then you should be using Kudos!
Kudos is a web-based service – free for Emerald authors to use – that helps researchers and their institutions and funders maximize the visibility and impact of their published articles.
Independent analysts at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have verified that, when researchers explain or share their work via the Kudos platform, downloads of the full text article increase by 23%*
Emerald has signed a partnership agreement with Kudos after seeing high engagement levels with the Kudos service from its authors during trials.
Emerald's authors clearly see great value in Kudos's innovative sharing tools, and Kudos is able to demonstrate that authors who use their services increase the visibility and impact of their published articles dramatically.
Here, we've created some simple guides on how and why every academic author should be using Kudos as a means of extending the reach and impact of their work.
The Kudos service offers authors:
Kudos has also partnered with Thomson Reuters' ScholarOne manuscript submission and peer review system and Emerald Group Publishing is one of the first global publishers to sign up to the innovative pilot.
ScholarOne and Kudos will enable authors to add a plain language explanation of their work during the submission and acceptance workflow; integrating Kudos into existing article workflows in this way is aimed at making it quicker and easier for authors to begin the process of increasing readership, and encourage more authors to do so.
Researchers register to use Kudos and are then led through the following steps:
Dr Nikhilesh Dholakia writes for Emerald journals European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Historical Reseach in Marketing and Qualitative Market Research, among others - he has been using Kudos since last year and is a real advocate for the service, having seen the impact and reach of his research increase through using its sharing tools.
*based on a comparison of median average downloads for publications in a control group (where authors had not explained or shared the work via Kudos) against those in the treatment group, which had used Kudos.