How do you measure research impact? This is among the topics discussed on episode 57 of the FIR on Higher Education podcast with guests Charlie Rapple and Melinda Kenneway, co-founders of Kudos, a web-based service that helps researchers and their institutions and funders maximize the visibility and impact of their published articles.
During the interview, we also discuss the genesis of Kudos, and how this platforms compares to other academic-focused social networks.
About Charlie Rapple
Charlie Rapple is a co-founder of Kudos and a blogger for Scholarly Kitchen. She is an entrepreneur and marketing professional in the area of scholarly publishing and research communication.
About Melinda Kenneway
Melinda Kenneway has worked in the scholarly communications industry for over 20 years, and is passionate about supporting change that helps make research more accessible and effective. After completing a degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, she began her career in academic publishing working at Oxford University Press for 13 years, where she gained a Board-level position as Global Marketing Director for the Journals Division. In 2004, she founded TBI Communications, a specialist marketing agency serving academic publishers, societies and libraries. In 2012, she was appointed as a Non Executive Director of Bioscientifica. In 2013, she co-founded Kudos – a web-based platform that supports the research community in increasing the impact of research output.