Kudos – Support for increasing the reach and impact of your publications

RGU Kudos

Support for increasing the reach and impact of your publications

The 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. This 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 field.

Kudos 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. Some of our RGU colleagues are already signed up to Kudos – see the researcher and publication RGU Showcase pages https://www.growkudos.com/showcase/rgu

Kudos is free and easy to use; get started here:


For more details, visit www.growkudos.com/about/researchers or watch this short introductory video.

The University Library approached Charlie Rapple, one of the co-founders of Kudos, about the Company’s institutional pilot programme and we are pleased that RGU is now among several Universities globally now able to enjoy the benefits of this innovative research publication software tool. For more information contact the Library by email libclient@rgu.ac.uk

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