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Monday 29 June 2020

ProQuest and Kudos Help Graduate Students Gain Visibility for their Dissertations and Theses

Leading communication and impact management tools now available to early-career researchers, maximizing their prominence, skills and employability

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, and OXFORD, UK, 29 June, 2020 –– ProQuest, an EdTech leader with the world’s largest collection of curated dissertations and theses, and Kudos, the award-winning networking and communications tracking service for accelerating research impact, have today announced an initiative that will help graduate students get the best possible exposure for their publications.

Authors of dissertations published on the ProQuest® platform can now promote themselves using Kudos Pro at a deeply discounted subscription rate. Kudos Pro is a toolkit that helps authors build visibility of their work. The platform collates a range of metrics to help graduates understand and report on the performance of their publications and outreach activities.

ProQuest is committed to preserving, collecting and disseminating graduate works from institutions all over the world. Through digitization and preservation activities, the company curates a growing global collection of more than 5 million dissertations and theses.

“Increasingly at ProQuest, we see researchers becoming more directly involved with managing their online visibility and building networks of interest around their work,” said Angela D’Agostino, Vice President of Dissertations at ProQuest. “These skills will be critical for securing employment and research funding. We’re delighted to work with Kudos to help graduate students benefit from market-leading communication tools to build their profile and engage broad audiences with their early publications.”

“A dissertation or thesis is probably one of the most important pieces of writing published by an early-career researcher,” said Melinda Kenneway, CEO of Kudos, “but it’s often overlooked in terms of its visibility and potential contribution to the scholarly record. Kudos and ProQuest have a shared vision for bringing this valuable work to the attention of a broad audience and making it as useful as possible in the world. We also hear consistently from early-career researchers that they want better support in showcasing their skills and potential. Through this initiative, we can achieve both of these goals.”

Early-career researchers are already grappling with employment challenges, likely to become more acute as the industry adjusts to the new environment of virtual working and increasing competition for funds and placements. Kudos and ProQuest are committed to bringing the latest technology to help graduate students leverage their publications and other research outputs and activities to optimize their career success. Graduate students can sign up, or find out more, at https://info.growkudos.com/kudos-pro-proquest

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Contacts:
Charlie Rapple, Kudos, charlie.a.rapple@growkudos.com, +44 1865 872527

Alison Roth, ProQuest, alison.roth@proquest.com, +1 734 834 9757

About Kudos
Over 350,000 researchers have signed up to use Kudos’ services for accelerating and broadening research impact. The company’s toolkits help to showcase research to broader audiences, and provides researchers, research organizations and publishers with guidance and insight around the channels and activities that are most effective for reaching and engaging target audiences. To find out more about Kudos, visit www.growkudos.com

About ProQuest

ProQuest supports the important work in the world’s research, teaching and learning communities. The company curates six centuries of content – the world’s largest collection of journals, ebooks, primary sources, dissertations, news and video – and builds powerful workflow solutions to help libraries acquire and grow collections that inspire extraordinary outcomes. ProQuest products and services are used in academic, K-12, public, corporate and government libraries in 150 countries.  www.proquest.com

Along with its companies and affiliates Ex Libris, Alexander Street and Bowker, ProQuest helps its customers achieve better research, better learning and better insights. For more information, visit our ProQuest and Extraordinary Stories blogs, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

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