Global publishers unite to explain recommendations from climate change research
IOS Press has joined 14 of the world’s largest and most reputable academic publishers have come together to explain the most important research on climate change to the public. The Climate Change Knowledge Cooperative, led by research communication companies Kudos and Impact Science, is a platform that provides easy-to-understand research summaries to help everyone understand and act on climate change science.
The hand-picked collection directly connects the general public around the world to information that is impartial and trustworthy. The initiative will help to strengthen the trust between science and the public to enable people to make more informed decisions, lobby governments for change and successfully take urgent action on climate.
Globally, more than one trillion dollars is spent each year on academic research, producing an average of two million papers. Of the 50 million research articles currently available online, up to 50 per cent are never read. To help more people find and act on this research, the Climate Change Knowledge Cooperative brings together prestigious publishers from around the world, including Cambridge University Press, the American Meteorological Society and Elsevier. Each has selected a range of the most influential articles, books and other climate science content, which have been summarized into easy-to-understand language by expert writers.
“Research publications are simply not designed for the purpose of reaching and influencing people outside the academic world,” explained Charlie Rapple, chief customer officer and co-founder of Kudos. “Climate change is one of the few research topics where it really does make sense to try and help more people understand what scientists are recommending. Publishers are working together to provide a single-entry point to climate research information across a range of subject areas.”
The platform picks up on several of the themes of this month's COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, including committing to net-zero, ending deforestation by 2030, and phasing out coal power.
To explore the most influential and actionable climate research for yourself, visit the collection at: climate-change.info.
About the Climate Change Knowledge Cooperative
The Climate Change Knowledge Cooperative (climate-change.info) is a one-stop shop for trustworthy climate change research. It provides easy-to-understand explanations of key articles and books from over 15 scholarly publishers. The approach is designed to make sure that climate knowledge is comprehensible to and acted on by the broadest possible audience. The project is led by research communication specialists Kudos and Impact Science, in partnership with AIP Publishing (the American Institute of Physics), the American Meteorological Society, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Annual Reviews, BioOne, BRILL, Cambridge University Press, Copyright Clearance Center, De Gruyter, Delta Think, Elsevier, Frontiers, the Geological Society, IOP Publishing (Institute of Physics), IOS Press, Royal Society of Chemistry, Springer Nature and Wiley.
Kudos helps the research community communicate for impact, to ensure that knowledge is found, understood and applied by a broad audience. Its platform Kudos Pro is the world's leading service for showcasing research and the only toolkit designed specifically to drive research communications, engagement and impact. http://growkudos.com
About Impact Science
Impact Science is a part of Cactus Communications (CACTUS), a technology company accelerating scientific advancement. With over 18 years of experience in helping researchers all over the world overcome publication barriers, we have an in-depth understanding of the research landscape and what’s needed to help research make an impact. Founded in 2019, Impact Science is CACTUS’s research communication brand. We offer solutions for science dissemination and engagement with peers, public, and policymakers for wider research outreach. We work with publishers, academic societies, universities and research institutes, and life science organizations, distil and present their breakthroughs, and disseminate it across platforms. http://impact.science