What is Kudos?
Kudos is a new author service that provides tools to help you, the researcher, maximise and monitor the impact of your published articles. There is no charge for authors to register with Kudos, and once you do so you can create and track features that help aid dissemination of your work. These features include:
- creating an impact statement;
- explaining your work to lay audiences;
- adding a short title to your paper(s) to aid skimming;
- adding translations of key article metadata to aid discoverability;
- adding links to relevant resources such as blogs, videos and press releases; and
- sharing your work through social and traditional media.
Kudos records when new features are added to your account and when links are shared through online and social media. This means the results of author activities are measurable, and you will be able to see the consequences of your actions in a personalised dashboard as part of your Kudos account.
Note that the full-text versions of all articles in Kudos are only available through a link to the version of record on the publisher’s site.
How is Royal Society Publishing involved?
We are pleased and excited to be one of a small group of publishers trialling the Kudos service this year. If you have published an article in any Royal Society journal between the start of 2010 and the end of 2014, you will automatically be invited to join Kudos and take part in the trial. The rest is up to you! If you choose not to take part, you can unsubscribe from the Kudos mailing list from a link in your invitation email.
We’d really like to know how you get on, so please do drop us a line with your feedback.