LUP extends support for author sharing by adopting Kudos S-PDF

Posted on October 09, 2018 by Megan Ainsworth

Kudos, the award-winning platform for managing research dissemination, has announced 7 more publisher partners have signed up to switch on the Shareable PDF (S-PDF) feature and enable their authors to use Kudos for managing and evaluating PDF-based sharing.

S-PDF makes it easy for researchers to create and share plain language summaries of their work, encapsulated in PDFs that can be uploaded to PDF-based sharing services.

The service has been widely adopted by authors as well as publishers, with over 5,000 authors having shared S-PDFs since launch. They benefit from S-PDF’s ability to ‘report back’ on the readership of work in otherwise closed websites, enabling the discovery value of these sites to be compared on a like-for-like basis with other online and offline sharing efforts, via Kudos’ unique dissemination management service.

S-PDFs link readers through to full text on publisher websites, and dovetail neatly with other initiatives designed to help researchers improve copyright-compliant visibility for their work on scholarly collaboration networks and via other PDF-based sharing platforms and media.

As well as Liverpool University Press, the most recent publishers to sign up are:

Annals of Saudi Medicine
ASTM International
BMJ
Edinburgh University Press
Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG)

Read the full press release here.

Find out more about how Kudos can help increase the impact of your research here.

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