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

Publishers are invited to support the initiative and nominate content to be summarized and promoted.

Kudos and Impact Science, which is a brand of Cactus Communications, 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.

Sparked by the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the Cooperative was formed to help people find and understand relevant research, “informing the processes of education and reconciliation that help humanity cope with war and its consequences,” according to Charlie Rapple, Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer at Kudos. She thinks that the publishing industry is particularly suited to this mission.

Added Nikesh Gosalia, Senior Vice President of Global Academic & Publisher Relations at Cactus Communications, “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