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Today I am pleased to introduce INFORMS members to Kudos, a free web service that provides a new way for researchers to significantly expand the visibility and reach of their published articles.  

Using the Kudos toolkit, authors can explain their work — and its importance — to differentiate it from the 1+ million new research publications added to the web each year.   

Kudos is free to use and only takes a few minutes to get started. We’ve pre-loaded all INFORMS publications to simplify the article claiming process (think Google Scholar simple). Pick one of your recent articles and give it a try! Once you’ve claimed a publication, take a few moments to explain, in plain language, what your article is about, and why it is important, then share your summaries to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or via email. Then hop over to your author dashboard and measure the fruits of your effort and see which methods work best for you.

Authors using Kudos have seen on average 23% more full-text downloads of their published work!

Check out this short video to get a better sense of how this service will help you get your articles more widely distributed, understood, and shared. Then click over to Kudos and get started today!

Matt Walls
Director of Publications

PS: We’d love to hear your feedback!  Share your experience with @INFORMS.

Several prominent members of INFORMS who have put some serious science into their “bracketology.” Sheldon Jacobson of U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign & INFORMS treasurer, has organized a website that focuses on bracket odds. A team at GA Tech led by Joel Sokol developed the LRMC (Bayesian) ranking system. Laura Albert McLay, U of Wisconsin and VP of marketing, communications & outreach for INFORMS, explains bracketology & Markov chains in a video.

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Thank you for being part of another successful year for INFORMS. The success of INFORMS would not be possible without you. So on behalf of the entire INFORMS leadership team, thank you – for your work and dedication to our profession, and for your continued membership and support of INFORMS. We invite you to renew your 2016 membership in the Institute today.

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Lately I’ve been interested in textual data, which has opened a whole new world of things to think – and write – about. One interesting thing about text data is that the entire world of written word becomes your analytic garden.

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While big data and analytics have garnered massive attention in the corporate world and mainstream media over the last several years, many university business departments and professors are still struggling with how to best teach a subject many of them have relatively little experience with. To make things more complicated

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I’ll never forget my first day of kindergarten. A week before school started, I broke my leg. With a cast on my leg and with the help of crutches, I limped into class and became an instant curiosity/celebrity. All the other kids asked me about the cast and how I broke my leg.

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