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In this video, Dr lee Fallin introduces Kudos as a scholarly communication tool.
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Kudos enables researchers to build a narrative around their articles. It’s all about community   global engagement. Here’s an example of  the Kudos page for one of my articles.   It gives me the opportunity to answer three  questions - what is it about? why is it important?   and what’s my perspective? This is all written for public audience allowing me to ditch the dense   language for my academic audience in the article and switch to a more approachable narrative.
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Kudos can also be used to communicate a  broader project in a public-facing way in   a similar structure. It allows researchers  to explain what the project’s about   and why it’s important. Individual  outputs from the project can then   be linked as well as leaving contact details  for people to get in touch or get involved.

What is Kudos?

Kudos is a web-based service that helps researchers and their institutions and funders increase the visibility and impact of their publications – such as research articles, books and book chapters.

Key stats

According to Kudos, 400,000+ researchers are using Kudos to improve their visibility and impact. There have been 65,000,000+ views of research works driven through Kudos. Over 10,000 universities and research institutions in over 190 countries have engaged with Kudos.

How can it be used for scholarly communication?

Researchers register to use Kudos and are then led through various steps that prompt them to explain their publications; add context and enrich them with links to resources such as images and data; and share information about their publications via social networks and email. The Kudos platform distributes the additional author-added content and links to aid discoverability of publications. Kudos also enables researchers to track the effect of their actions against a wide range of metrics. Institutional and publisher-based support tools are available.

Getting started

You can create a Kudos account for free and then take a look at Kudos User Guide.

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