May 16, 2022

Kudos and Impact Science are Launching the “War & Peace Knowledge Cooperative”

From a Joint Announcement:

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.”


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.

Learn More, Read the Complete Launch Announcement

Direct to War & Peace 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.