On June 23, the European Commission released the European Innovation Scoreboard 2020, demonstrating continued improvement of innovation performance across the EU. Within the field of attractive research systems, Luxembourg, where Chronos Hub has multiple members, ranks as the most innovative country in the world.
This year, Luxembourg joins Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and the Netherlands in the group of Innovation Leaders. At Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), they have done their best to stay innovative and enhance their programs. To fully implement their Open Access Policy, effective since January 1, 2017, and simplify the processes related to the policy and the Open Access Fund, FNR and the National Library of Luxembourg (BnL) have partnered with Chronos Hub in a pilot project.
Through Chronos Hub, authors will be able to directly check if journals are compliant with the FNR Open Access policy. Once they have selected a journal, Chronos Hub will take them to the journal’s submission page or enable an easy submission directly to the journal through Chronos Hub. Upon acceptance, Chronos Hub will also take care of processing any APCs if eligible.
“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).
Earlier this year, Chronos Hub joint forces with another innovation leader in a collaborative pilot. The Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen and the Royal Danish Library partnered to enable researchers at the University to easily identify journals that are compliant with institutional agreements and their funders’ OA publishing requirements.
”We are very pleased to be part of this pilot with Chronos. Our research staff already have a high number of rules they have to remember in their daily work and increasing focus on Open Access requirements from funding bodies adds to these demands. As such, we certainly hope that the collaboration with Chronos will provide our researchers with an efficient method for checking which journals are the best match in relation to their results and the stipulations of the organizations funding their projects, thus making their lives easier,” stated Inge-Sofie Sørensen, Head of Research & Innovation at the Faculty of Science.”