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Kudos and PaperHive Embark on 6-Month Pilot Program

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Kudos and PaperHive Embark on 6-Month Pilot Program

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Kudos, a service for researchers to manage the communications around their findings, has partnered with PaperHive, a collaborative web platform for researchers, on a 6-month pilot program intended to expand the reach and impact of published academic papers on the internet.

More than 100,000 users have already signed up for the Kudos platform, in which they write simple text summaries for their work and share trackable links that paint a clearer picture of the source of a research citation. Kudos partners with publishers such as Wiley, Taylor & Francis, and Cambridge University Press, as well as with academic societies and institutions to map the metrics (and altmetrics), views, and downloads of their participants' research.

PaperHive aims to connect researchers and enhance their understanding by facilitating their ability to share data, code, explanations, and more, so that the act of reading a paper becomes an interactive and social activity. The company currently has more than 14 million research documents, taken from Elsevier's ScienceDirect database and the Cornell University-based arXiv preprint repository, as well as books from OA publisher Knowledge Unlatched.

By partnering with PaperHive on the pilot, David Sommer, Kudos' co-founder and product director, says his company will be able to launch a two-way integration. "Kudos users, and readers of Kudos article profile pages, will be able to access comments about that article being made on the PaperHive site, and also start commenting if there is no activity," says Sommer. …

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