(23 June 2015) Kudos, which helps maximize the reach and impact of research publications, has announced that 50,000 researchers have now signed up to use its service. They represent a broad range of subject areas. An early bias towards STEM subjects (reflecting the strengths of Kudos’ original publisher partners) is gradually balancing out as the company’s publisher and institutional services gain more traction – over 40 publishers and 10 institutions are now working with Kudos.
The Kudos vision of a world where research has greater impact and researchers benefit from greater recognition clearly resonates widely, with a global user base. Approximately 83% of Kudos users have indicated the country in which they predominantly work; of these, 44% are in Europe, 26% are in Asia, 19% are in North America, 5% are in Australia, 3% are in Africa and 3% are in South America.
The free Kudos toolkit provides researchers with a central platform from which to manage outreach around their publications, across multiple publishers and communication channels, and to map the effects of this against a range of relevant metrics.
The announcement in full is here.