Sunday, 13 March 2016

Kudos - University of Huddersfield


Kudos - increase your research impact

Increase the reach and impact of your publications

University is working with a new service called Kudos, to help you
maximize the reach and impact of your published work. It’s quick to use -
you need to invest just a few minutes explaining your work in plain
language, enriching it with links to materials that add context, and
sharing it via your social, web and email networks.

makes your work more accessible, and helps ensure it is found, read and
applied by people all over the world, both within and beyond your
uniquely demonstrates the results of your activities – the effect on
downloads, altmetrics and citations – to help you decide how best to use
its tools. In a pilot program, publications that were shared through
the Kudos tools received on average 19% more downloads than those in a
control group.

Kudos is free and easy to use: get started!

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Kudos - frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

  1. What is Kudos? A web-based service for increasing
    the reach and impact of published research. Around 40,000 researchers
    are signed up to use Kudos, from over 10,000 institutions in over 200

  2. Why are we participating? We are exploring different
    ways to support our researchers, and helping to encourage innovation in
    this space.  The pilot includes Universities such as Cranfield,
    Birmingham, Los Alamos, Stockholm, Carnegie Mellon and Zurich

  3. What do researchers have to do? Create a profile,
    claim publications, explain them in plain language, enrich them with
    related materials, share them via social media and email – sit back and
    watch the increase in usage! Kudos uniquely helps you to measure the
    effect of these actions on downloads, altmetrics and citations.

  4. What’s in it for me? Sharing your work, and creating
    simple descriptions that we and Kudos can share on your behalf,
    maximizes the likelihood of it being found and applied – both within,
    and beyond, your field. This helps increase its impact; in a pilot
    program, publications that were shared through the Kudos tools received
    on average 19% more downloads than those in a control group.

  5. What evidence supports the Kudos concept? A number of interesting studies build the case for Kudos, for example:
    • Publications with shorter / simpler titles attract more citations (doi:10.1258/shorts.2009.100020 and doi:10.6061/clinics/2012(05)17)
    • ‘Lay’ communication also contributes to scientific impact (doi:10.1056/NEJM199110173251620 and doi: 10.1177/1077699014550092)
    • Using social media can increase citations (doi:10.2196/jmir.2012) and usage (Journal of Digital Humanities and doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068914)
    • Adding related resources can increase citations (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000308 and doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1v1)

  6. How does this differ from other services that researchers are encouraged to use? Kudos
    is the only toolkit specifically designed to: help you take control of
    the reach and impact of your published work; provide tools and guidance
    for explaining and sharing your research for wider audiences; bring
    together in one place multiple datasets about the performance of your

    • ORCID: gives you a unique identifier,
    and enables you to list your publications. If you have done this, you
    can connect your ORCID and Kudos accounts to save you doing this part of
    the process again when you use Kudos to explain and share your work.

    • ResearchGate / Academia: allow you to create a profile but do not
    provide tools for increasing the reach and impact of your work, and do
    not bring in metrics from other systems to give you a one-stop view of
    how your publications are performing.
    • Google Scholar Profiles,
    ImpactStory, Altmetric: allow you to claim your publications and see
    metrics for them but do not give you tools for increasing their reach
    and impact

  7. It’s a pilot – what happens when it ends? The
    researcher service is free so you will still be able to use it. The only
    thing that would end is our institutional access to reports on which
    publications are being worked on in Kudos, and to what effect.

Kudos - University of Huddersfield

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