QScience.com, the online platform of Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals’ (BQFJ), is collaborating with Kudos , a web-based service that helps maximise the visibility of published articles, to increase the impact of published articles. As a result of the partnership, the new service aims to support QScience.com’s authors in utilising digital communication channels to maximise the global influence of their research.
The latest collaboration reflects the burgeoning research environment being fostered in Qatar and supports QF’s on-going mission to play a pivotal role in driving innovation and creating a life-long learning and interest in research.
Launched in July 2015 between QScience.com and Kudos, the service will provide researchers with a platform to increase accessibility and aid discoverability by simplifying and explaining content, uploading multimedia materials and distributing on social networks and email.
Arend Küster, Managing Director at QScience.com, commented:
In today’s digital environment, researchers consume information faster than ever before and are keen to share their outcomes and ideas. The world of academia is part of this trend and our end-users and authors now expect research to be easily discoverable, accessible and engaging. As a result, focusing on traditional impact factor alone is no longer enough as academics are increasingly measured on their wider influence.’
The Kudos service provides an excellent solution to help our authors raise visibility, share research and maximise article influence. We are looking forward to collaborating with Kudos and supporting our authors to increase their impact.’
Charlie Rapple, Sales & Marketing Director and Co-Founder of Kudos, added:
It is challenging for researchers, and their institutions and publishers, to keep track of efforts to increase research visibility and impact. By bringing together a range of publication metrics, and mapping these against communications in multiple networks, Kudos makes it easy to understand the best way to communicate around research. We are thrilled to be working with QScience.com, which is taking a similarly innovative approach to opening up the world’s research for broader audiences.’