Copenhagen January 05, 2022

ChronosHub partners with the American Chemical Society (ACS) on a collaborative journey toward greater OA transparency

ChronosHub is proud to announce an exciting collaboration with the American Chemical Society (ACS). The ACS Journal Finder, powered by ChronosHub, will make institutional and consortial open access agreements and funders’ open access policies more transparent for authors.

ChronosHub assisted ACS with a public journal finder tool that includes all of ACS’ more than 75 journals, now live at https://acs.chronoshub.io. Here, authors are presented with several options designed to help them identify the right journal for their manuscript submissions. Authors can select their funder and affiliated institution to see funder compliance requirements as well as potential eligibility for open access (OA) agreements negotiated by their institution or consortium. Either article publishing charges (APC) are displayed for the different compliant publishing routes, or an explicit text will underline that the APC is covered by an agreement. In addition, the journal finder offers filter options that allow authors to narrow down the presented options; they can filter the journals by subject, license, OA type, embargo period, and APC price.

Ultimately, with the ACS Journal Finder, authors will be smoothly guided through an otherwise increasingly complicated journal selection process, forging a much simpler and less time-consuming author experience.

Sybille Geisenheyner, Director of Open Science Strategy & Licensing at ACS commented on the collaboration: “We are happy to partner with ChronosHub on this initiative, as it will be a valuable tool for our authors as they determine which journal is right for them. We are consistently undertaking new initiatives to ease the transition towards open access for our authors and look forward to implementing this tool in our researcher community.”

Christian Grubak, co-CEO at ChronosHub adds: “It’s a pleasure for us to be able to assist ACS on this journey to forge greater transparency for its authors. Fostering a simple and smooth author experience is key and by partnering with ACS, we’ll ensure that authors are provided with the right guidance throughout the process of selecting the right journal.”

About the American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS’ mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and all its people. The Society is a global leader in promoting excellence in science education and providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple research solutions, peer-reviewed journals, scientific conferences, eBooks and weekly news periodical Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature; however, ACS itself does not conduct chemical research. As a leader in scientific information solutions, its CAS division partners with global innovators to accelerate breakthroughs by curating, connecting and analyzing the world’s scientific knowledge. ACS’ main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

About ChronosHub

Headquartered in Copenhagen, ChronosHub is a leading platform for streamlining the publishing workflow with a focus on unburdening the researchers. Through a collaborative approach, ChronosHub ensures a complete service for all aspects of Open Access, including effective management of publication fees, all types of OA agreements, funder policy compliance, data integrations, and reporting for publishers, funders, and institutions. ChronosHub also supports authors in selecting suitable journals for their manuscript submissions by making funding policies and institutional agreements transparent.