(10 May 2016) Kudos the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has partnered with Thomson Reuters’ ScholarOne manuscript submission and peer review system to facilitate the capture and dissemination of plain language summaries of research articles. Plain language explanations of research help to broaden usage of research by increasing the discoverability of works, and enabling them to be understood by wider audiences.
Through this pilot, ScholarOne and Kudos will enable authors of six participating publishers to add a plain language explanation of their work during the submission and acceptance workflow; integrating Kudos into existing article workflows in this way will make it quicker and easier for authors to begin the process of increasing readership, and encourage more authors to do so. Summaries added via ScholarOne are then automatically passed to Kudos and made available to the author to create a profile page for their publication on the Kudos platform – helping them promote their work and build readership.
The announcement in full is here.