Increasing Impact with Kudos: the proof is in the pudding

Posted on April 28, 2016 by Chloe Johnson

Liverpool University Press is partnered with Kudos – a service that provides tools for researchers to maximise the visibility and reach of their published journal articles – in order to ensure that the high quality work of our authors reaches the widest possible audience.

Below are some examples of authors who have used the tool and as a result, their share referrals and publication views have increased.

Example 1:

Title: Utopiaanniversary symposium
Journal: Science Fiction Film and Television
Author(s): Raffaella Baccolini, Troy Bordun, Catherine Constable, L. Timmel Duchamp, Carl Freedman, Lisa Garforth, Dan Hassler-Forest, Veronica Hollinger, Alexis Lothian, Roger Luckhurst, Tom Moylan, Sharon Sharp, Steven Shaviro, Debra Benita Shaw, Rebekah Sheldon, Imre Szeman, Phillip E. Wegner, Rhys Williams
Publication date: February 2016
Activity taken: Short title added, “What's it about?" text added, "Why is it important?" text added, Author Perspective text added, Add Resource of type related, Shared via online media

This graph demonstrates how building on your publication with Kudos can increase the visibility of your work.

Example 2:

Title: Immigration-dependent extensive growth in small island tourism economies: the cases of Aruba and Sint Maarten
Journal: International Development Planning Review
Author: Arjen Alberts
Publication date: January 2016
Activity taken: Short title added, “What's it about?" text added, "Why is it important?" text added, Author Perspective text added, Add Resource of type interview, Shared via LinkedIn, Shared via Twitter, Shared via Facebook

See how the share referrals increase dramatically as the author uses the Kudos tool.

Example 3:

Title: Carro de las donas : Translating Francesc Eiximenis for Queenly Edification
Journal: Bulletin of Hispanic Studies
Author: Montserrat Piera
Publication date: October 2015
Activity taken: “What's it about?" text added, "Why is it important?" text added, Shared via Facebook, Shared via Twitter, Shared via online media

This Kudos activity took place in November, but the Kudos views continue to increase in April!

Example 4:

Title: The poetics of permanence? Inscriptions, memory and memorials of the First World War in Britain
Journal: Sculpture Journal
Author: Sarah Turner
Publication date: January 2015
Activity taken: “What's it about?" text added, "Why is it important?" text added, Author Perspective text added, Shared via online media (x2)

Note how the increase in share referrals and Kudos views coincide with author activity.

If you have recently had an article published in a Liverpool University Press journal, you can register with Kudos and begin using the service immediately, completely free of charge. You can read more about the service on our website here.

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