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04.27.2022 | Member News & Releases

Kudos and Impact Science lead publisher collaboration to help more people find and understand research about war

Publishers invited to support the initiative and nominate content

April 26, 2022 – Kudos and Impact Science, which is a brand of Cactus Communications, have today announced their support for, and leadership of, a new cross-publisher collaboration to help communicate research about war to broader audiences.

The War & Peace Knowledge Cooperative will create and promote a collection of easy-to-read research summaries, on topics such as conflict prevention and resolution, deterrence and defence, displacement and forced migration, cybersecurity, and the rule of law.

“The invasion of Ukraine and the suffering of its people makes us desperate to understand why conflicts occur, and what each of us can do to help,” says Charlie Rapple, Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer at Kudos. “We can take steps in our personal lives, but also in our professional lives – helping more people find and understand relevant research feels like a useful contribution that our sector can make, informing the processes of education and reconciliation that help humanity cope with war and its consequences.”

Nikesh Gosalia, Senior Vice President of Global Academic & Publisher Relations at Cactus Communications, adds, “Once again, the world is witness to terrible suffering and displacement. Many of us wonder how this can be happening, what it will mean for refugees and veterans, and for statecraft and diplomacy. And sadly, these are not new challenges. Researchers around the world have been exploring and debating these issues during many other recent conflicts. We hope that by bringing together and explaining their findings and recommendations, we can create something useful for educators, policymakers, and anyone seeking to understand more about war, and about peacebuilding and peacekeeping.”

The Knowledge Cooperative model provides publishers with a way to collaborate in tackling the issues of our time. Working together to summarize and publicize research achieves greater visibility and impact; readers benefit from a single entry point, consistently promoted across a range of channels. Kudos and Impact Science have previously led industry efforts to make it easier for audiences within and beyond academia to find, understand, and act on research relating to climate change, and to coronavirus and other infectious diseases. Further topics will be launched later this year, including artificial intelligence; equality, diversity and inclusion; mental health; and cancer.

To find out more about participating in Knowledge Cooperatives, please contact Colin Caveney.


About Kudos Over 400,000 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.

Contact Charlie Rapple | charlie.a.rapple@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. To find out more about Impact Science, visit www.impact.science/.

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