Authors, Front & Center

Melinda KennewayFor the opening of CCC’s annual “Town Meeting” on Open Access at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the shift underway in scholarly publishing to an author-centric world took center stage. In a one-on-one “keynote” interview last Thursday morning, CCC’s Chris Kenneally spoke with Melinda Kenneway, co-founder of Kudos, a web-based service that helps researchers and their institutions and funders to maximize the visibility and impact of their published articles.

Kenneway noted that the ongoing power shift is driving creation of new value-added services that attract and retain the highest quality contributors. “We’re moving into a world where access isn’t the problem anymore; it’s discoverability,” she said. “Authors should be empowered to help increase the impact of their publications.”

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