Kudos (www.growkudos.com), which helps maximize the reach and impact of research publications, has announced its latest partners. New publisher customers include ASTM International, which publishes standards and related research in civil engineering, materials and testing; Duke University Press, which publishes books and journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics; and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, which publishes books and journals as well as conference proceedings. New participants in Kudos’ pilot for institutions include theLondon School of Economics and Political Science, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Liverpool.
Mary Summerfield from SPIE Publications noted: “SPIE is a multi-disciplinary society and we see the value of researchers describing their work in terms that the wider community can understand. SPIE is pleased to assist our authors in using Kudos to provide that access to their proceedings papers, journal articles, and books.”
Rachel Middlemass, Research Impact Manager at the London School of Economics and Political Science, adds a corresponding view from the institutional perspective: “The LSE is committed to supporting the efforts of all of its researchers to engage audiences beyond, as well as within, academia with the excellent research that they produce, including by increasing the visibility and accessibility of LSE research online. The School hopes that Kudos will prove a useful tool to help its researchers connect the widest possible audiences around the world with their published work and to better understand the most effective online mechanisms for achieving this.”
Kudos for Institutions will launch fully in October 2015. Earlybird discounts are available – institutions are invited to register their interest with Charlie Rapple, firstname.lastname@example.org.