May 18, 2022

Kudos and Impact Science Launch COVID Knowledge Cooperative; Partners Include ACS, De Gruyter, Hindawi, SAGE, University of Toronto Press and Others

From a Joint Announcement:

Kudos and Impact Science have announced the launch of the COVID Knowledge Cooperative, a cross-publisher initiative to help broader audiences find, understand and act on research relating to COVID-19, coronaviruses and other infectious and respiratory diseases. Launch partners include the American Association for Cancer Research, American Chemical Society, De Gruyter, Hindawi, SAGE, University of Toronto Press and Wolters Kluwer. Together they will nominate key content to be explained in plain language, and promoted through a single ‘magazine-style’ website.

“Having launched our first Knowledge Cooperative in late 2021, the scale of uptake – both by publishers and by audiences – has exceeded all our expectations,” says Charlie Rapple, Chief Customer Officer at Kudos. “By combining attractive showcases and easy-read summaries with best-in-class PR and marketing, we’ve been able to build and engage a much broader, global readership for critical research. I’m excited about applying that proven formula to pandemic research.”


The initiative builds on the success of the Climate Change Knowledge Cooperative, launched in September 2021. That first program continues to grow, with now over 20 sponsors from the scholarly publishing and communication sector.

Learn More, Read the Complete Launch Announcement

Direct to the COVID Knowledge Cooperative Website

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.