Open Access Management
Chronos supports authors to select suitable journals for their manuscript submissions by making funding policies and institutional agreements transparent. Through a collaborative approach, Chronos streamlines the workflow for publishers, funders and institutions for an effective APC management, funding policy compliance and OA reporting.
You are ready to publish, but you don’t know where In Chronos, you can indicate your funding source(s) and see which journals are compliant with the funding policies and your institution’s agreements. You can also submit your manuscript to the majority of the journals directly through Chronos to ensure you don’t need to worry about compliance, payments or reporting back to funders and your institution.
You have a publishing policy, for example as part of Plan S, but don’t know how to ensure your grantees comply with it In Chronos, you can see the degree of compliance for each article coming out of your grant funding, with the option to pay APCs only for compliant ones. Chronos also enables you to see up-to-date reports on all outputs for each of your grants at any time, without having to ask your grantees for manual input.
You need to go to the different publishers’ OA dashboards to figure out what APCs to pay In Chronos, you can manage your APCs, compliance checks and OA reporting in one place by automatically getting information from the different publishers upon acceptance. You can also use the Chronos API to populate your institutional repository, finance system, ConsortiaManager, etc.
You risk publishing articles in a non-compliant way, have institutions that demand an OA dashboard and have long payment delays for your APCs In Chronos, you can make it clear to your authors which of your journal titles that are compliant with their funder’s policies and who will pay the APC. Chronos also provides your institutions with an OA dashboard and can manage the APC invoicing and collection for you.
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What Our Members Say
“We are very much looking forward to the results of our pilot project. If successful, it will add a key new service, the management of publishing costs, to our portfolio of consortial services. Keeping all read & publish costs transparent and in check gives our members the peace of mind required for the Open Science transformation.”
– Patrick Peiffer, Head of Digital Library Consortium dep., National Library of Luxembourg (BnL)
“For some reason, all problems go away when I contact Chronos. It’s magic. Thank you for making my life easier.”
– Johannes Lehmann, researcher at Cornell University
“The Chronos team has been very helpful and swift with contacting the publisher and answering all my questions. We really appreciate all the assistance as we attempt to navigate publishing open access!”
– Maureen Thomason, researcher at University of Washington