Kudos Guide for IOS Press Authors


Showcase your research, reach broader audiences, and increase impact potential with Kudos

We have partnered with Kudos to help you promote your research and boost its visibility beyond academia. Kudos is an academic publication repository that curates content in key research areas across publishers and institutions. The basic tenet of Kudos is to encourage academic researchers to explain their work in plain language to reach wider non-scientific audiences such as governmental agencies, industry, education, the media, and the public. 

Research has shown that using Kudos has increased article full-text downloads by 23%
Kudos will help more people find, understand, and share your research.

Getting started with Kudos 

Once your article is published, you will get a Kudos registration email. Upon receipt of this, follow the steps below to create your Kudos profile, research "Story," and get ready to share your work with the world.

Getting started with Kudos film 

Ten steps to Kudos success:

  1. Register
  2. Add your articles - DOI, search by keywords, ORCID import
  3. Create your Story page 
  4. Add a plain language What's it About summary
  5. Add a plain language title
  6. Add a Why is it Important? summary
  7. Add a Perspectives summary
  8. Add an image via Kudos' free image library
  9. Share your Story using trackable links and add these to your email and social feeds
  10. Track your metrics to see your Story's performance

Once you have created your Kudos Story, your research will feature on our Showcase. Kudos also leverages search engines and social media to expand readership.


Next steps with Kudos

You should consider augmenting your Story to help more people find, understand, and cite your work. 

Next steps with Kudos film 

Follow the steps below:

  1. Add a Personal Perspective
  2. Invite your co-authors
  3. Update your profile page
  4. Include multimedia, data sets, press releases, and other content

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