Emerald Signs Two-Year Deal with Kudos

Emerald Group PublishingEmerald announced today that it has signed a two-year partnership deal with Kudos, an online dissemination tool for academics that helps increase the impact of publications.

Full press release below:

Emerald signs up to two-year partnership with Kudos research dissemination service
Emerald extends partnership after trial period demonstrates that its authors found great value in digital platform’s innovative sharing tools

Bingley, United Kingdom, 19 May 2016 – Emerald Group Publishing has signed a two-year partnership with Kudos – the online platform that helps increase the impact of publications – after seeing high engagement levels with the service from its authors during trials.

Kudos helps researchers, their institutions and funders maximize the visibility and impact of their publications to all audiences both within the academic community and more broadly.

Results of Emerald’s initial trial of the Kudos service were very encouraging, with Emerald authors showing the highest level of activity of any participating publisher, while Kudos found that authors that used its sharing tools during the trial saw a significant increase in their impact – with impact being measured by a wide range of metrics, including downloads, citations and altmetrics.

These results indicate that Emerald authors have found real value in the Kudos service – paid for by Emerald – as a means of broadening the reach and impact of their research. Visit our newly created landing page to find out more about why Emerald authors find the free Kudos service so valuable.

Emerald was also the first publisher to sign up to an innovative pilot, whereby Kudos’s publisher partners – such as Emerald – sponsor the creation of compelling professional lay summaries and infographics by Research Media for a select number of online scholarly articles, in order to drive engagement and subsequent download and usage levels.

Tony Roche, Publishing Director at Emerald, said: “Emerald authors have clearly found great value in Kudos and its sharing tools as a means of disseminating their research more widely.

“Emerald has always been committed to providing the best services to its author communities, and so extending the Kudos service to them is evidently the right thing to do.

“We look forward to working with Kudos as it creates more innovative digital tools and solutions that help increase the visibility and impact of our authors’ research.”

Melinda Kenneway, Kudos Executive Director and co-founder, said: “Emerald is one of our most active and successful publisher partners, working hand-in-hand with authors to build readership for their publications through the Kudos dashboard.

“Since the start of our partnership, Emerald has demonstrated a deep understanding of the evolving digital landscape and the opportunity for publishers to engage in new ways with their authors.

“We’re delighted such an influential, global publisher is making this long-term commitment to Kudos.”

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.

About Emerald: www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com
Founded in 1967, Emerald today manages a range of digital products, a portfolio of over 300 journals, more than 2,500 books and over 450 teaching cases.

More than 3,000 Emerald articles are downloaded every hour of every day. The network of contributors includes over 100,000 advisers, authors and editors. Globally, Emerald has an extraordinary reach with 12 offices worldwide and more than 4,000 customers in over 120 countries.

Emerald is COUNTER 4 compliant. It is also a partner of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and works with Portico and the LOCKSS initiative for digital archive preservation. It also works in close collaboration with a number of organizations and associations worldwide.

About Kudos

Over 85,000 researchers have signed up to use Kudos’s 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. Early analysis of Kudos data indicates that the existence of plain language explanations can substantially increase the likelihood of users progressing to read the full text of an article.

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 two consecutive years.

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