Innovations Journals and Kudos
What is Kudos, and why should I use it?
Innovations Journals is partnering with the web-based service Kudos to provide authors with tools needed to help maximize the exposure of their publications far and wide. Benefits include tracking article statistics such as citations, downloads, and altmetrics data. Kudos has been shown to increase publication downloads by 23%.
As an added benefit, authors who use Kudos will be featured on the Innovations Journals Showcase, enabling further discovery of publications by broader audiences including policy makers, educators, and press.
Sign up for Kudos now! It’s a free service with priceless benefits.
How to get started with Kudos:
1. Register for your free account at growkudos.com/ihci.
It only takes a few minutes to set up a Kudos account. We automatically send emails to all authors when they are eligible. In your email you’ll find an invite link and instructions. You can also connect your ORCID profile if you have one.
2. Claim your articles and publications
Once you have registered for your free account with Kudos, just click on “Add Publications” on your “My Profile” page to search for any publications you want to promote. Kudos can be used for any publication that has a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), allowing you to collate all of your publications in one place. Keep in mind that you do not need to know the DOI of your publication in order to use Kudos to claim it. The invitation email will automatically link to your recent article – so all you need to do is click on the link in the invitation email in order to claim it.
What can I do with Kudos?
Kudos allows you to explain, share, and measure your research’s impact both within and outside of your academic community.
● Explain your publication
○ You should add a short title and a plain-language summary to your publication. We encourage you to add an image to your summary to feature and stand out on the Showcase. You’re also able to add links to resources such as images, data, blog posts, and videos. This improves your article’s discoverability and provides context for your work.
● Share your publication
You have two sharing options with Kudos:
○ You can share your work with a unique link to your publication’s Kudos page. This link can be shared anywhere, including social media, websites, email, blog posts, or on scholarly collaboration networks.
○ You can share using a Shareable PDF (s-PDF). This s-PDF allows you to share the article summary you have created in Kudos. This s-PDF can be shared anywhere but is particularly suited to scholarly collaboration networks. For more information about this option, visit the Kudos share as a PDF page.
Please note: The ‘Share as PDF’ option may not be available for all articles. Allen Press is among a subset of publishers who have partnered with Kudos to make this option available to our authors.
● Measure your impact
Kudos allows you to see the impact of your sharing activity on your publication metrics including publication views, full text downloads, Altmetric score, and Crossref citations.
Please note: publication views and full text downloads are publisher-provided and may not be available for all articles.
We recommend all co-authors create a Kudos account, populate it using the information covered in this guide, and use the site to claim their articles. Your combined effort of explaining, enriching, and sharing via Kudos will help circulate your work to a wider network of people. You’ll be able to see the increasing impact of your work by monitoring the publication metrics on the Kudos site.
When can I use Kudos?
Once your article is available online and deposited with Crossref, you’ll be able to search for and claim your article in Kudos.
Satisfied reviews from authors that use and trust Kudos to boost their statistics and exposure:
 Independent study by Nanyang Technological University: Erdt et al. Analyzing researchers’ outreach efforts and the association with publication metrics: A case study of Kudos. PLOS One. August 2017.